Legalization movement growing in the land of the rising sun

And the the Japanese actor-turned-activist behind it says there’s no reason pot can’t be more popular than tapioca

By Kieran Delamont

2019-09-23

“Pot! Pot! Pot! It should be as popular here as tapioca!”

That is, more or less, the tweet that Saya Takagi, a 56-year-old actor-turned-activist living in Japan, sends out every day.

For decades, weed in Japan has been harshly suppressed. Those rules are still on the books, but a growing class of people like Takagi are beginning to hack Japanese prohibition. 

Takagai says she is receiving warm responses, especially among Japan’s young people.

As she told Japan Today recently: “Now, more members of the younger generation have had the experience of smoking marijuana. Quite a large number of Japanese are smoking it. And they, among others, have been giving me support.”

Read the rest of that story at Japan Today. 

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