PEKING – China is the newest Asian country to warn its citizens of marijuana after it has been legalized there.
A statement published on the website of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto reminds citizens of their jurisdiction to avoid using marijuana to ensure their physical and mental health.
Canada legalized the sale of recreational marijuana on October 17.
Japan and South Korea have gone further than China. Both warned their citizens that they could be prosecuted at home for marijuana in Canada.
A South Korean embassy said it was a criminal act to smoke, buy, own or deliver marijuana, even in a place where it is legal.
The Japanese Consulate in Vancouver said that citizens should be careful to stay away from marijuana.