Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Nov 15, 2016

Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Prosecutors have indicted former actress Saya Takagi, who advocated legalization of medical marijuana while running in July’s Upper House election, on charges of violating the Cannabis Control Law. Takagi, 53, was indicted Tuesday along with two housemates — Shigenari Moriyama, 58, and Yuki Omi, ...

Japan's war against medical marijuana

| Nov 5, 2016

Japan's war against medical marijuana

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Former actress Saya Takagi was arrested in Okinawa on Oct. 25 for possession of marijuana, three months after she unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Upper House election on a platform to legalize pot for medical purposes. She insists the contraband was not ...

Aug 11, 2016

U.S. set to allow more marijuana research

The U.S. government was to announce on Thursday that it will allow more research into marijuana but has rejected requests to relax the classification of the substance as a dangerous drug with no medical use, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The ...