Bong arm of the law: South Korea says it will arrest citizens who smoke weed in Canada

Seoul reminds 23,000 South Korean students in Canada that domestic law applies to them no matter where they are
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

For South Koreans in Canada, the police in their home country have no problem harshing their mellow. Canada became the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana last week, but for South Koreans hoping to try the drug, their hopes have just gone up in smoke. Police in South Korea have repeatedly 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, according to the Korea Times.