'Everyone I knew in school was smoking weed,' says Singaporean overseas student

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"John" is a former cannabis abuser who started smoking at age 17. He was caught in possession of drugs and sentenced to prison. He tells The Straits Times about his path into drugs and the effect prison had on him.
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SINGAPORE - When he was a 17-year-old, he was given a "chance of a lifetime" when he followed his parents to southern Europe and enrolled as a student there.

John (not his real name) thought he was was going to go far and climb high up the education ladder.

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