REGULATORS in California have put a stop to a venture that might have redefined the term “getting high”, announcing they will not allow the delivery of cannabis by autonomous drones.
While pharmaceutical prescriptions might be permitted via the US mail service, marijuana will need to be conveyed aboard a human-driven car thanks to a ruling by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control.
According to tech website ARS Technica, several start-up ventures had announced plans to deliver legalised marijuana by drone, but will be prevented by the regulatory bureau.
“Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human-powered vehicles, or unmanned vehicles,” the regulators ruling says.
“Deliveries may be made only in person by enclosed motor vehicle,” it says.
IN INDIA, surgeons have discovered the source of a woman’s persistent vomiting and abdominal pain, having removed a 750g hairball from her stomach.
The 25cm matted mass was removed in a procedure at a hospital in Mumbai where it was found to extend through the woman’s stomach and duodenum and into her small intestine.
The 20-year-old patient reportedly suffered from a rare psychological disorder involving a compulsion to eat one’s own hair.