That's a good question. Do young people in Japan smoke
it? Yes they do, some of them, not many. But it is
Are the police likely to be lenient if they catch you
with it? Hell no - possession of cannabis is an
imprisonable offence in Japan, no messing about.
If you break the law - especially where it's an
offence back home - your consulate is not going to
have any sympathy for you and (most likely) won't lift
a finger to help you.
Japanese prison is nasty. Short sharp shock treatment
is popular I hear and as a prisoner in Japanese
society, you have less rights than an average citizen.
The best you might hope for is forcible repatriation,
but you can't count on it.
You might think this is all a little harsh for carrying
around dope... but it's better than
Malaysia, where they kill you for the same offence.
(Yes, possessing marijuana is a capital offence in
If you know all this and you still want to score some
weed in Japan, you could try asking around among young
people in bars /clubs or on the streets in the
nightlife districts of Tokyo (Roppongi, Shibuya,
Shinjuku) or Osaka (America-mura). You might get
I wouldn't recommend it but it's your call.
Don't say you won't warned.
Alan L (Editor)
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Where might I score some quality weed in Japan?