South Korea Says It'll Arrest Citizens Who Smoke Weed In Canada
Not everyone in Canada will be able to enjoy the country's legalization of marijuana. Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational weed last week, but South Korea authorities have told their citizens not to partake in this newfound freedom. “Weed smokers will be punished according to the Korean law, even if they did so in countries where smoking marijuana is legal. There won’t be an exception,” said Yoon Se-jin, head of the narcotics crime investigation division at Gyeonggi Nambu provincial police agency. In South Korea, laws made in Seoul apply to citizens anywhere in the world, and violations can technically lead to punishment when they return home. South Koreans getting high in Saskatchewan—or anywhere else where it's legal—could face up to five years in prison.