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Former Marines pitcher Jackson arrested for possession of cannabis

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Japan really needs to sort out its bizarre drug laws..

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Japan really needs to sort out its bizarre drug laws

The police would have even less to do though so they'd oppose it to the very end

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Right, Dan, so because you don’t like the law, which is broadly similar across the vast majority of countries by the way (no drugs allowed), it is “bizarre”?

This guy was no doubt well aware of Japan’s strict laws regarding narcotics but chose to completely ignore them regardless.

The arrogance I see from some people on this issue is breath-taking.

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@YellowHat

Weed is not a narcotic.

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The lack of humanity is outstanding.

Another life demolished by an anachronic law.

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The law may be archaic but it is the law and that's all there is to it. Breaking the law because you think is a dumb law is unwise.

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Former Lotte Marines pitcher Randy "Jay" Jackson Jr was arrested Friday on suspicion of cannabis possession at his home in Chiba, near Tokyo.

Do your crime and then start packing time to go home.

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Nothing will change unless you protest, saying "its the law" knowing it's a stupid law is a worse crime than breaking the stupid law. If you don't vocalises nothing will change. Not into it myself but I know it's a stupid law that waists tax money Police time and destroys lives over a natural plant, next basil, broccoli will be banned due to it health enhancing propitiees.

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Japan really needs to sort out its bizarre drug laws..

If you think Japan is bad, you will have a heart attack if you hear about what they would do to him in most other Asian countries.

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It is only against the law because of America.

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From an Informant eh ?

there seems to be a lot of them around recently

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From baseball to disgracedball

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Uh-oh, call out the SWAT Team, and YES; Hello Kitty is right, it's only illegal because of the US Government, CHANGING Japanese law, after WWII. Look it up, weed was LEGAL before WWII took place, then the good 'ol US DEMANDED the change; and the rest is "History", right Yellow ?

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The Japanese drug laws are ridiculous. But they are what they are, and he should have known it. I stick with beer.

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"he has to face reality."

"They already profile the hell out of black"

He must have forgot who he was and where he is in all that excitement.

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@Yellow Hat...

it is not a narcotic.

and there is no standard international law on Marijuana.

I never said I liked it or not .

I said it needs sorting out ...there is a difference!!

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He is rich but he’s not Japanese he’s a gaijin.... will being rich be enough??? Let’s wait and see.

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Naoki Matsumoto need not apologize, no harm no foul.

Just like kpop, jpop, capitalism, and these archaic cannabis laws, asia copies USA. It is legal in USA now so I guess it is time to copy them and make cannabis legal.

How about coming to your own conclusions? That is the only flaw of the best country in the world.

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Mus have forgotten to empty the jacket pockets before coming Japan LOL.

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What the HL. make it legal, problemssss solved.

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The right-hander appeared in 28 games for the Brewers, recording a 4.45 ERA in 30.1 innings

Why is this even relevant ?

Would it make any difference if he had a better Record ?

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"was arrested Friday on suspicion of cannabis possession"

He's totally screwed in Japan.

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Breaking the law because you think is a dumb law is unwise.

Depends on the law doesn't it. There's something to be said for civil disobedience.

That said, I'd save that for countries where I was a citizen.

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He is rich but he’s not Japanese he’s a gaijin.... will being rich be enough???

Being a first-time offender without exceptional circumstance will be enough - he'll get a suspended sentence. That's what happens for first time drug possessions in Japan. I'm not sure why you think being Japanese or rich matters - this is true for rich and poor, Japanese and not.

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He's totally screwed in Japan.

Well, he'll spend some time in lockup while they sort it out. Maybe a few months. But then he'll get a suspended sentence. I don't call that totally screwed myself.

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Well, he'll spend some time in lockup while they sort it out. Maybe a few months. But then he'll get a suspended sentence. I don't call that totally screwed myself.

Spending three months in jail for something you would get laughed out of court for in the “West” is kinda’ screwed. But otherwise you are completely correct.

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uh after all that he'll probably get DEPORTED..

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Totally agree with you!

YellowHatJuly 10  04:42 pm JST

Right, Dan, so because you don’t like the law, which is broadly similar across the vast majority of countries by the way (no drugs allowed), it is “bizarre”?

This guy was no doubt well aware of Japan’s strict laws regarding narcotics but chose to completely ignore them regardless.

The arrogance I see from some people on this issue is breath-taking.

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Japan really needs to sort out its bizarre drug laws..

Completely agree with this.

Randy "Jay" Jackson Jr was not bothering anybody.

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I see many people commenting about how Japan's drug laws are not as strict as other Asian countries, and therefor people shouldn't criticize. Thats basically the same argument far-right Israelis make about how Israel is the "only true democracy in the Middle East" or "look at how Saudi Arabia treats non-Muslims" in order to justify its racist policies. Comparing Japan to its neighbors is a non-starter since Japan takes pride in being different from China and other countries. Sure, marijuana IS an illegal substance in Japan, but if you don't allow criticism of any sort against its drug laws, why bother criticising any of its laws?

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Imagine legally being able to grow a herb in your own garden or kitchen that can sort out chronic pain and can relax and rid a body of stress?

That is illegal in Japan ....

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Well so is opium cultivation. It's not only illegal in Japan but many other countries. Since I came to live here 30 years ago I have avoided any drugs and any place where drugs are consumed. Just not worth the hassel.

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uh after all that he'll probably get DEPORTED..

Maybe. Immigration and justice are entirely separate departments. There isn’t a direct connection between the two. Often foreigners are deported if their visa expires while they are locked up. But otherwise it’s up to the discretion of immigration, who don’t have a blanket rule on the matter.

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The industrial solvent, Ethanol, rules in Nihon and they (the Industry) are desperate to keep Cannabis out because, if it ever becomes legal in Nihon, the Ethanol industry will tank, particularly among people who enjoy more subtle thoughts than Ethanol allows a Human brain to generate. In fact, Cannabis and Ethanol have almost completely opposite effects upon Human cognition, Ethanol dimming one's mind and Cannabis illuminating it. Also, Cannabis does not turn one's Liver to mush nor make that liver more susceptible to the various Hepatitis alphabet of viruses... ...and then there are the non-stoner CBDs which may help to heal that trashed Liver...

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The police searched Jackson's house after receiving information from an informant.

I always see stories like these where "an informant" gave information to the police. Usually, an informant is someone in ties working with the police. So I always wonder if the Police plant these "informants" to spy on some celebrities? Or are they just surrounded by snitches?

What I've learned is that if I were to pick up weed, I'm Snoop Doggin' it all by my lonesome! I ain't passing the dutchie to the left OR right hand side!

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