South Korean police warn citizens against smoking pot in Canada

SOUTH KOREAN citizens living in Canada have been warned against smoking marijuana as they could face criminal charges when they return to their home country. The North American country recently made headlines for legalising recreational use of marijuana recently, but South Korean police have not given its citizens the green light to indulge in the drug, treating it as a serious offence. According to the Korea Times, Yoon Se-jin, head of the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division at Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency, said South Korean smokers could face up to five years in prison, even if they consumed the organic drug abroad. SEE ALSO: The 3 Asian countries in the race to legalise medical marijuana  He said South Koreans were still subject to the laws of their country. “Weed smokers will be punished according to the Korean law, even if they did so in countries where smoking marijuana is legal. There won’t be an exception,” he was quoted as saying. After Uruguay, Canada became the second country to legalise recreational marijuana. The rule applied in some states in the US while the Netherlands, which is known for its “coffee shops”, did not legalise marijuana nationwide. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, South Korean police warn citizens against smoking pot in Canada, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you South Korean police warn citizens against smoking pot in Canada





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Wednesday, 24 October, 2018



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