Japan

Japan Cracking Down on Synthetic Marijuana

Closing a "loophole" the government says

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The government said Wednesday it will introduce a comprehensive ban on substances that are chemically similar to prohibited narcotics but are technically legal.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will introduce the catch-all system as early as February after soliciting public comments, officials said.

The government said Wednesday it will introduce a comprehensive ban on substances that are chemically similar to prohibited narcotics but are technically legal. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will introduce the catch-all system as early as February after soliciting public comments, officials said.