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Cannabis in South Korea

South Korea becomes the first East Asian country to legalize medical cannabis.

According to anti-drug laws in force in South Korea, the country's citizens who smoke, possess, buy, or sell cannabis face imprisonment of up to 5 years or are obligated to pay a fine of up to 100,000 million Korean won (around $88,000). Despite the existing legislation, South Korean authorities approved the medical use of cannabis this week.

  1. Sputnik News
South Korea - First East Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana