Dis­pen­sary Corner

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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.

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