¥17 million worth of cannabis seized from greengrocer

National / Crime & Legal Dec 20, 2017

¥17 million worth of cannabis seized from greengrocer

The Hiroshima District Public Prosecutor's Office revealed this week it has indicted a 33-year-old Hiroshima man on charges of violating the Cannabis Control Law after 3.3 kg of cannabis worth roughly ¥17 million was allegedly discovered in his possession. The indictment was filed Dec. 15 ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 11, 2016

Lions employee arrested for importing cannabis

The Seibu Lions said Wednesday that a 30-year-old male employee was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on April 4 for importing cannabis. The employee, who was not named by the Pacific League club, was caught after customs at Narita airport detected the cannabis in ...

Cannabis: the healing of the nation

Lifestyle Apr 19, 2014

Cannabis: the healing of the nation

by Jon Mitchell

Every summer in Hokkaido and northern Honshu, platoons of police and public servants scour the countryside for cannabis. For a nation well-known for its strict drug laws, the plants are remarkably easy to find. In an average year, patrols discover between 1 million and 2 ...