Drugs in Japan

Posted by Danny Choo On Wed 2007/11/14 16:22 JST In Japan
75 190715 ja
According to a recent report in the Economist, Japan is the most costliest place to get high.

A gram of cannabis weed costs about 58.3 USD compared to the UK's 5 USD.
And who controls weed in Japan? Foreigners. You can find many of them standing in dark corners around Shibuya's Center Gai flogging weed. For a while, it was common knowledge that the police didn't do anything about it but looks like they've pulled their act together a bit and are cracking down - a group of 77 drug pushers in Shibuya were recently arrested.

There were many folks who smoked weed when I was back in university which meant that I had to passive smoke it just by walking through the corridors.

Is drug intake popular in your region? I think there is a death penalty for people caught carrying drugs in Malaysia - I saw the word "Dadah" (drugs) coupled with a hangman rope on posters everywhere whenever I visited.

Below: A train driver for Seibu gets caught with drugs. He said he took it to recharge himself.

Via Gigazine.
  1. Loading-pulse

LATEST

Anime & Game Figures 2016 Summer
Thu 2016/08/11 108 151575
Shimokitazawa
Sun 2016/07/31 28 419749
Pokemon GO Japan
Sun 2016/07/24 147 146985
Anime Expo 2016
Mon 2016/07/18 52 215906

Currently being read

Figure Store
Mon 2009/09/14 136 184889
Momo Velia Deviluke Figure
Sat 2013/03/02 55 325848
Konomi Yuzuhara Figure
Wed 2007/04/11 123 187280
New Employee Announcement
Mon 2010/03/15 125 241395