Covid-19 stress leading to rise of cannabis culture in Hong Kong, experts warn, as more young people are reported for drug abuse during pandemic

Cha* was 12 when she snorted ketamine for the first time at a friend’s home. She took it again the next day, and every day for the next two months.Looking back, the Hongkonger, now 19, says she was trying to get over breaking up with her boyfriend.She went on to try methamphetamine, cannabis and cocaine. She took methamphetamine, commonly known as Ice, the most, spending HK$500 (US$64) for 1.75g which lasted her a week.“I became so addicted that whenever I felt sad or bored, I thought of drugs…


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