South Korea Vows To Arrest Citizens Who Smoke Cannabis In Canada
‘Weed smokers will be punished according to the Korean law,’ senior police officer says
In contrast, Britain’s former chief police officer has called on the government to look into legalizing cannabis.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for an urgent review of the evidence and said the Home Office must reconsider its position on the drug following Canada’s legalization.
“If I was home secretary, I would have an urgent commission of experts to look at the evidence about what’s happening about cannabis in North America,” Sir Bernard told Channel 4’s Dispatches programme.
The Home Office has insisted decriminalization of cannabis “would not eliminate” illicit trade or the harms caused by drug addiction.