International Cannabis Law Changes in the Japanese Landscape

Our Regional Director – Asia, Chikako Yoshida, was invited to discuss potential changes to Japanese Cannabis Law in February this year.

Organiser: Hideo Nagayoshi (Journalist)
Guest speakers: Saya Takagi (Former actress), Michiko Kameishi (Lawyer)

Did you know?

The Japanese government are currently considering introducing a new law to arrest people for smoking and ingesting cannabis.

“The debate and discussion amongst the Japanese authorities and expert groups are mainly THC level not CBD.”

Currently, the Cannabis Control Act only punishes people who possess or cultivate it. Our Regional Director – Asia Chikako Yoshida was invited to discuss international trends within CBD and Cannabinoids, the international tendency towards decriminalisation and depenalisation of marijuana use, and the future of CBD with the example of the Novel Food Application process in the UK.

Further Reading
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/02/06/national/media-national/marijuana-law-reform-japan/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/22/national/japan-marijuana-law/
https://www.tokyoreporter.com/japan/osaka-lawyer-says-japans-marijuana-regulations-are-absurd/
http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=2594&vm=&re
http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=2849&vm=04re=02

Our Regional Director – Asia, Chikako Yoshida, was invited to discuss potential changes to Japanese Cannabis Law in February this year.

Organiser: Hideo Nagayoshi (Journalist)
Guest speakers: Saya Takagi (Former actress), Michiko Kameishi (Lawyer)

Did you know?

The Japanese government are currently considering introducing a new law to arrest people for smoking and ingesting cannabis.

“The debate and discussion amongst the Japanese authorities and expert groups are mainly THC level not CBD.”

Currently, the Cannabis Control Act only punishes people who possess or cultivate it. Our Regional Director – Asia Chikako Yoshida was invited to discuss international trends within CBD and Cannabinoids, the international tendency towards decriminalisation and depenalisation of marijuana use, and the future of CBD with the example of the Novel Food Application process in the UK.

Further Reading
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/02/06/national/media-national/marijuana-law-reform-japan/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/22/national/japan-marijuana-law/
https://www.tokyoreporter.com/japan/osaka-lawyer-says-japans-marijuana-regulations-are-absurd/
http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=2594&vm=&re
http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=2849&vm=04re=02

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