Region Of Potheads

“New Zealand and Australia have a proud history of co-operation, but now it seems the nations have achieved a more dubious honour: the world’s biggest pot-heads,” The Sydney Morning Herald’s Amy Corderoy writes. “Together the countries have higher levels of marijuana and amphetamine use than any other region in the world, according to the findings from a series of papers published in the medical journal The Lancet examining global drug use and law enforcement. The study leader, Louisa Degenhardt, from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and the University of NSW, said Australia and New Zealand’s similarity in drug- use patterns pushed Oceania so high. “There are some countries with similar use to Australia but combined with other countries in their region their average decreases,” Degenhardt said.


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Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

A celebration of the life and work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Calcutta on Saturday “remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first…