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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

@semperi

https://www.gwpharm.com/healthcare-professionals/sativex

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

@semperi https://www.marrinc.org is an organization based on the AA to help Alcoholics

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

@Semperfi www.drugfreeworld.org is an organization funded by the Church of Scientology!!

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Posted in: Ramen restaurant owner in Osaka arrested after police discover marijuana stash inside eatery See in context

Sounds to me like the guy just needed a little Ahhhmen after the Rahhmen

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Posted in: Student arrested for allegedly smuggling cannabis in hotdog buns See in context

Japan will have to change its marijuana laws at some point in the not so distant future as more and more pharmaceutical products come on the market derived from the marijuana plant. Epidiolex (CBD) is expected to pass phase 3 trials soon and to deny sick children medication that can prevent brain damage/death from epilepsy would be politically insane. Once there is a review of the law that states no medications can be derived from marijuana leaves and flowers (not the stem) a more honest and credible debate about marijuana in Japan might begin. Until that that time, if you are thinking about bringing it into Japan-leave it to the professionals.

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Posted in: Pacquiao, in Tokyo, says Philippine drug problem 'beyond imagination' See in context

This guy is dangerous. He has made his fortune hurting other people albeit in the name of sport. An athelete yes but a person prepared to kill for the sake of his career. That is what professional boxing is about. As far as his prior drug use goes- what? I didn't like marijuana when I smoked it at age 15 so I think all marijuana smokers should be gunned down. Moron-

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Posted in: Former baseball star Kiyohara arrested over drug possession See in context

Actually it was even earlier than 1919. Akira Ogata synthezised methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise know as desoxyn and perscribed to children and adults for hyperactivity disorder. Methamphetamine was first synthesized in 1893 by Nagai Nagayoshi and used by the Japanese military and public alike, sold under the brand name Philopon. I first came across it in 1994 in Prague sold as pervatine.

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Posted in: Former baseball star Kiyohara arrested over drug possession See in context

0.1 gram is just the left overs in a pipe. The Japanese have been using meth since Akira Ogata first synthesized it in 1919. This is a good article on meth. http://score.addicaid.com/japan-land-of-the-rising-meth.

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Posted in: How do you feel about legalizing some drugs? If you are for it, which drugs do you think should be legalized and which ones shouldn't be? See in context

All illegal drugs were once legal. Some of them were legal for thousands/millions of years. The question should really be which illegal drugs should be relegalized?

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Posted in: Explosion damages toilet at Yasukuni shrine; nobody hurt See in context

I wonder if C4 was used or just bog-standard explosives.

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Posted in: Police say no more stores in Tokyo selling 'dangerous drugs' See in context

I love alcohol, it will probably kill me one day and I also love tobacco, which will also probably kill me one day. No doubt some of these loophole drugs are dangerous but a blanket ban on new recreational drugs denies people a legal pathway to a more interesting, and perhaps, a safer way to live. When was the last time any government said ok we have a new drug. You can use it in your business meetings, after work, during wedding celebrations, birthday parties, funeral parties and it is on sale in the local convenient store alongside the triple expressos, sugar and salt laden foods, alcohol and tobacco. The drug war is a war based on fear and based on control. Change vs somebody else's idea of the status quo and there will always be casualties In such a situation. The future will bring better recreational drugs and we have to fight for them.

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

Tried that, doesn't work for some reason but I will try again. <> By the way speaklikegandi, substitute the word black, fat, gay or korean instead of Tattoo in your last post and you might begin to understand that even in a democracy, most develped countries have laws to protect against discrimination, something that Japan lags behind in. The history of Tattoos in Japan goes back some 12000 years to the Jomon people. It is only in recent history during the Edo period that a less than democratic government of the day started to persecute the Ainu women for their Tattoos and in more recent history it was the Japanese governments worry that the Chinese would regard the Japanese as barbarians due to the abundance of tattoos among the working class that they were outlawered.

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

I will try again, <>http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo_museum/chinese_japanese_tattoos.html<> <>http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattooing_among_japans_ainu.htm<>

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

This is the correct link http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo_museum/chinese_japanese_tattoos.html

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

@gandi The culture of Tatttoos spread from Japan to the west! The earlist known Japanese Tattoo dates back to 5000BC http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo_museum/chinese_japanese_tattoos.html Attitudes to tattoos are varied and change, even in Japan! As for drugs, Japan has plenty, legal and illegal. As for guns, it seems that every year I read a story about an elderly Japanese hunter shooting somebody by mistake. As for sexual abuse in Japan. Don't make me laugh. This country only recently outlawered possesion of child pornography. Oh and by the way, which country would you send the countless number of Japanese with Tattoos to?

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

the Japan Tourism Agency should publish a list of onsens that are owned by the Yakusa and are tattoo friendly or force businesses in Japan to stop discriminating against people because of the colour of their skin.

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Posted in: McCartney says he's given up pot See in context

Smoking pot or smoking tobacco is bad for your health, period. There are no benefits to inhaling smoke. Actually there are benefits to smoking a drug. You are far less likely to overdose on a drug by smoking it compared to eating, injecting or snorting it. Plus you don't need to smoke it you can vaporize it. Check out http://www.syqemedical.com. This is for use at home and in hospitals in Israel. Medical vapourized marijuana!

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Posted in: Japanese grandfather gets life in prison in Indonesia drug case See in context

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated the worldwide production of amphetamine-type stimulants, which includes methamphetamine, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers. Keeping this guy in prison for the rest of his life will not make any difference apart from increase the taxa burdon on Indonesians.

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Posted in: Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions See in context

Indonesia has some of the harshest drug laws in the world and 30 people die everyday over there due to illegal drugs? Doesn't sound like a successful policy to me! I spent time in Bali, drugs were readily available. Now islamist parties in Indonesia want to ban alcohol as well around most of the country. Whats next, death penalty for brewing beer? Shame on the Australian police who tipped off the Indonesian authorities about this affair, they have blood on their hands. They could have at least arrested them in Australia. Legalise drugs, problem solved. The main side effect of legal, carefully prescribed heroin is constipation but that is too much for all the anti drug brigade because they are all full of xxxx

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Posted in: UFOs haven't invaded Japan, defense minister tells Diet See in context

Hope they pick up their alien cards if they decide to stay longer than 3 months!

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Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers to be urged to wear helmets See in context

When Mt Fuji erupts people in Saitama will need to be wearing helmets!

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Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan See in context

@laguna My point exactly, so where are his rights?

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Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan See in context

Please remember, you do not have human rights such as freedom to travel, you have privileges that can be taken away at the whim of a governmental official. Would the government have done the same thing if he was Japanese with extended family in that part of the world and he was going to try and help them? Or if he was going there to help a charitable organization, or if he was employed by the BBC or NHK? As far as I know suicide is not a crime in Japan (depending on where you do it) and it certainly isn't a crime in Japan if you do it in another country. If you think going there is suicidal then you might be right but if you think that the government has the right to stop you because it cares about your welfare then your an idiot. The government wants votes, power, paychecks, chances to instigate its agenda and doesn't need headaches like media focus on Japanese citizens in danger overseas when it is powerless to help them. It just makes the government look weak. Which it is!

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Posted in: Osaka court rules tattoo check on city employees illegal See in context

Good!

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

In the U.S. there are 46 deaths from a prescription overdose per day. Opioid pain relievers were involved in 16,917 overdose deaths in 2011; in 31% of these deaths, benzodiazepine sedatives were also cited as contributing causes Marijuana overdose deaths .....wait for it......Zero!

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

Of course it blocks neurotransmission. That is why it is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain? As for short term memory disruption. Sorry what were we talking about?

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

Joicerojo What evidence do you have that marijuana destroys neurons? It is an antioxidant! Neuroprotective. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10863546

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

Kato Yes, south and central America are a mess because of drug prohibition. Go to Colorado, it is not. And I do live in a country which is at the beginning of the line. Japan. Most marijuana in Japan is grown in Japan. When I first came here in 1997 you could buy magic mushrooms and peyote in shops in Shibuya. Grown in Japan. Methamphetamine used to be made in Japan but now it is usually imported. LSD and ecstasy are also imported. But we are talking about weed not meth. I have lived in many countries where you can grow your own at home legally and guess what. No gangster shit!

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

thunderblunder, , increase taxes on an unsuspecting public, put up more hurdles for doctors and researchers to jump through, restrict research, and create a paramilitary force to break down your doors and throw you in jail for drinking a glass of wine? There are countries that do this, but I am pretty sure you wouldn't want to live there!

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

Kuribo.Smoked Marrijuana does not have an established Ld50 therefore it can hardly be described as a poison. Oral LD50 of grain alcohol: 10.6 g/kg in young rats, 7.06 g/kg in aged rats.[5] Oral LD50 of nicotine: 50 mg/kg in rats.[6] Oral LD50 of Table Salt: 3000 mg/kg in rats [7] LD50 of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)[8] (active ingredient found in Cannabis): Fischer rat, oral 1,270 mg/kg 1.270 LD50 of smoked and inhaled Cannabis or Marijuana: unknown, at present it is estimated that marijuana's LD-50 is around 1:20,000 or 1:40,000 (the "1" in the prior estimate is based on an "effective dose" of the .9 grams contained in NIDA-supplied marijuana cigarettes, although the potency of Cannabis changes based on the genetics of the source plant)[9] Hemp nuts, hemp oil and hemp protein powder can be bought in Shinjuku in organic food stores and online via hempkitchen.

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