If Japan Legalizes Medical Marijuana, What Does That Mean for the Rest of Asia?

Harsh penalties for cannabis-related offenses in Asia are common. So, when Japan signed its Cannabis Control Act in 1948, it wasn’t an outlier.  The country is looking to change the norm now that people are gravitating in droves to cannabis for its medical and health benefits. If the Parliament approves the suggestions by the Panel, it will close a loophole initially left open to stop law enforcers from arresting cannabis farmers.