Samoa

Mon
23
Sep

Cannabis Territory

Since cannabis legalization became the law of the land on the entire West Coast of the United States, much of the weed-concerned American public turned their attention to the East and Midwest. But the legalization trend has also continued west of the West Coast. Two U.S. territories, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, legalized cannabis for adult use within the past year — and other U.S. territories are quietly making moves in that direction.

Sat
25
Jul

Meet Kava Tea, a Prescription-Free Alternative to Xanax

What is kava tea and should it be legal? The potion has caused at least one DUI.

 

For centuries, Pacific Islanders have been drinking kava, a physioactive "tea" of sorts made from the root of a plant in the pepper family. A variety of kava species grow across the islands, some more potent than others. But their basic effect, when ground and mixed with water, is the same: to relax you.

Wed
15
Jul

Police sergeant in Samoa loses job over cannabis decision

A senior police sergeant in Samoa has lost his job after he was convicted and sentenced to five months in jail for official corruption.

Two constables have been discharged without conviction after they pleaded guilty to charges of being an accessory after the fact and conspiracy to defeat the cause of justice.

The senior officer, Antonio Tausili, was the supervisor at Faleata police post in December 2013 when the two constables attended a call from a family at Vaitale who needed assistance over a family commotion.

The officers, Heta Wilson and Luisa Lototau, found two cannabis joints on one of the family members, but Tausili told Wilson not to take the narcotics back to the police post.

They were later flushed down the toilet by Lototau.

Sat
18
Jan

Drug bust in Samoa found 57 marijuana plants | Radio New Zealand News

The police in Samoa have started the New Year with a drug raid on family land at Safaato'a village in which two suspects have been arrested, including a woman. However, one man had escaped at the time of the police raid on Friday afternoon. Police say fifty seven cannabis, or marijuana plants, from six to seven feet high, were found growing on the family land. Hundreds of dried leaves were also found along with live ammunition, and the police suspect guns were also part of the illegal drug operation. No street value of the found cannabis was given, but the police have thanked the people of Safaato'a village for their support and they urge other villages to follow suit in reporting illegal drugs.

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