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Thai nationals heading to Japan should avoid taking cannabis, hemp, and cannabis-related products and could face being arrested under Japanese laws, according to the Thai embassy in Japan. “The Thai embassy in Tokyo would like to warn Thai people not to bring in cannabis, hemp or products containing these plants into Japan. Violators could face punishment under the Japanese law.” Possession of cannabis and hemp for import or export purposes in Japan is penalised by a maximum 7 year prison sentence. Having cannabis for sale, or trafficking cannabis products, can lead to 10 years behind bars. Those responsible will also […]

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Arrivals on flights from Thailand will get some extra scrutiny now. I’ve passed through customs in Japan 50+ times, and there’s no such thing as a “random” check. Foreign folk and young people tend to be singled out. The country you’ve flown from matters even, too. 

Customs: Where have you come from? 
Me: Singapore. 
(chap visibly relaxes, loses interest)

Customs: Where have you come from? 
Me: Canada.  
(chap’s eyes take on a sinister glint). 
Customs: Could you open your bags?

So I’d say Thailand has joined the list of dodgy bong head nations in the eyes of Japanese customs.



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