Thousands of free joints handed out in Washington

2017-01-20 21:47

Hundreds of people have dispersed through the streets of Washington during the inauguration of Donald Trump to hand out thousands of free joints and raise public awareness about cannabis consumption.

Florida man nabbed for dealing dagga

2017-01-16 07:52

Johannesburg's Metro Police have shut down a suspected dealer they arrested with dagga and other drugs in Florida, spokesperson Wayne Minnaar has said.

Colombian narco captured after faking own death

2017-01-04 19:40

Colombian authorities say they have arrested a top lieutenant in the country's biggest drug cartel, even though he was supposedly dead.

Nigeria attacks SA police after 'barbaric' death

2017-01-03 14:07

Nigeria has urged "urgent" diplomatic action after one of its citizens died in a violent confrontation with South African police, in what they called a "barbaric" and "extra-judicial" killing.

Suspected drug overdose death sparks violent clash in Cape Town CBD

2016-12-29 15:03

Violence has broken out on the Grand Parade in the Cape Town city centre after a suspected drug user died of a possible overdose, and bystanders turned on Metro Police officers responding to the incident.

Police seize firearms, drugs in roadblock on N1 and N3

2016-12-24 11:01

Gauteng police have recovered several firearms, drugs, duplicated firearm licences and have made two arrests during a roadblock operation on the N1 and N3.

Suspected drug kingpin faces arrest after he fails to hand himself in

2016-12-21 12:42

An alleged mastermind behind an underground crystal meth lab in Pomona has failed to hand himself over to authorities after they gave him 24 hours to do so, say the Hawks.

Beijing denies US claim that China is synthetic drug king

2016-12-20 08:31

US assertions that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the US and Canada are unsubstantiated, Chinese officials say.

Zinde's murder-accused son to spend Christmas in jail after court revokes bail

2016-12-19 20:02

Mark Warona Zinde's R10 000 bail has been revoked by the Brits Magistrate's Court, says his lawyer.

Govt must 'wake up and smell the herbs'

2016-12-15 07:08

The government should “wake up and smell the herbs” and decriminalise cannabis, an activist for the plant has told the Western Cape High Court.


Prisoners occupy roof of Brazil jail after massacre

2017-01-16 21:23

Dozens of inmates have occupied the roof of a Brazilian jail where the country's latest prison massacre took place.

Pot luck: Advocates to hand out joints at Trump inauguration

2017-01-04 21:36

A group of marijuana legalisation advocates plan to hand out thousands of joints during US president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Cops bust woman trying to smuggle 'green' stew, space cookies to prisoner

2017-01-03 17:42

A case of the munchies has proved to be the undoing of a woman who has been caught trying to smuggle dagga-laden stew and cookies to an acquaintance in a police cell.

Iran official calls for sterilisation for sex workers

2017-01-01 21:50

Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be "convinced" to undergo sterilisation to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital has said.

2 suspected drug dealers nabbed for Mandrax worth over R4m

2016-12-29 13:46

Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested in the Southern Cape after they were found with more than R4m worth of Mandrax tablets, the Hawks say.

Israel to ease punishment for pot-smoking soldiers

2016-12-21 18:43

Israel's army is to relax its disciplinary action against soldiers accused of smoking cannabis while on leave, a general overseeing the reform says.

Time running out for suspected drug kingpin as Hawks deadline looms

2016-12-20 12:43

The Hawks have instructed an alleged mastermind behind an underground crystal meth lab in Pomona, east of Johannesburg, to hand himself over within 24 hours.

'Don't use auntie's money for dagga' - magistrate

2016-12-19 21:31

A Cape Town magistrate told several accused in court for dagga-related crimes to try and wait before their next puff, saying the herb is still illegal.

How a dagga conviction crushed law career hopes

2016-12-15 12:03

Rastafarian Garreth Prince has said he is not bitter because a conviction for dagga possession as a student stopped him from becoming a lawyer.

Dagga case heats up

2016-12-14 18:34

A judge has asked the State, during the hearing of an application to have cannabis decriminalised, who is being harmed by cannabis use and why it is not illegal for a pregnant woman to drink alcohol if it is considered harmful.

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