A Singaporean man, who allegedly imported one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of marijuana from Malaysia to Singapore three years ago, is set to be hanged after the Apex Court dismissed his appeal on Tuesday.
Death penalty: Omar Yacob Bamadhaj, 41, was arrested at a routine check at Woodlands Checkpoint on July 12, 2018 for possessing three bundles of cannabis. He was sentenced to death in February, reported Channel News Asia.
A Cambodian American man has returned to his home in California five years after self-deporting to Cambodia in response to alleged threats from federal agents who had no clue of his U.S. citizenship.
Sok Loeun, 35, was convicted of possessing marijuana in 2012 — a felony that initiated the revocation of his legal residency status.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appeared at a launch for the government’s medical cannabis education website last week along with a marijuana mascot called Dr. Ganja.
Prayut appeared at the website launch event along with the mascot and other children carrying Dr. Ganja dolls, Marijuana Moment reported.
Prosecutors from Nanjing, China are blaming overseas influence over the growing number of marijuana abuse cases in the country calling it a “serious problem” for young people.
In the statement released by the Nanjing People’s Procuratorate last week, officials said “Young people studying abroad are more vulnerable to Western subcultures,” according to South China Morning Post.
People in western China had been smoking marijuana while burying their dead more than two millennia ago, a new study suggests.
Researchers found the evidence from stone-filled incense burners, which were unearthed in eight 2,500-year-old tombs at the Jirzankal Cemetery in the Pamir Mountains, also known as the “Roof of the World.”
A 15-year-old schoolgirl in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto, Japan was arrested after she was caught using marijuana since January.
The third-year middle-school student was sent to the hospital on March 1 after her parents noticed and got worried when she became agitated and violent.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised questions after claiming that he uses marijuana to stay up amid “killing” schedules at work.
Speaking at an awards ceremony on Monday, the 73-year-old head of state reportedly made the comment in connection to a recent summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore, the Associated Press reported.
South Korea recently became the first country in East Asia, and only the second Asian country after Sri Lanka, to legalize medical marijuana.
Members of South Korea’s National Assembly voted to amend the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs on Friday to allow non-hallucinogenic dosages of medical marijuana, the Financial Times reports.
Thai officials are now planning to swiftly approve the legalization of marijuana in the country, and they are aiming to make it available before the year ends as a gift to its citizens.
China warned its citizens living in Canada to avoid contact with marijuana, a little more than a week after the North American country legalized its use for recreational purposes.
In a letter published by the consulate-general in Toronto, Chinese citizens — especially students — are discouraged from getting anywhere near marijuana to safeguard their physical and mental health.
Thailand could be the first Asian country to legalize medical cannabis, a move it hopes will re-establish its position in the economy it dominated four decades ago.
The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), which works under the Ministry of Public Health, is now hoping for approval from the military government to study the drug and sell it for medical purposes.
A new biography released by publisher Simon & Schuster titled “Bruce Lee: A Life” written by Matthew Polly is revealing some new and lesser known details about the iconic martial arts and Hollywood legend 45 years after his passing.
The biography covers the background of Lee’s parents, his Eurasian mother who came from a powerful Hong Kong family and a father who was an actor, as well as his troubled youth and the beginning of his Wing Chun training.