The islands of the Eastern Pacific Islands tend to have stricter local marijuana laws even more so than the United States. A traveling teen from Japan is now facing the wrath of vilifying marijuana after being caught with marijuana in Bali, Indonesia. Instead of flying back to Japan after his visit to Bali for educational and recreational purposes; the 16-year-old teenager that is a student at the Taman Rama Gandhi will be facing drugs charges of illegal marijuana possession. Bali police found roughly 2.5 grams of cannabis located in his pants pocket. According to police reports, the Japanese teenage sealed the marijuana in a smell-proof baggie to trap in the odor of the aromatic herb.
Romulus Haholongan – special crimes division head of the Denpasar Prosecutor’s Office – said, “The dossier of the detained suspect has been approved and the trial will start in the near future.” The teen that enjoys smoking cannabis was arrested right in front of a gas service station on Jalan Teukur Umar Barat in Denpasar supposedly with the pot crammed in his pants. The stoner told Bali police authorities that he purchased the cannabis from an illegal drug dealer named Puto for Rp 300 thousand which is the equivalent of a little over $31 dollars. This young and naïve Japanese stoner will now face charges that have a consequence of a maximum of 12 years behind bars in federal penitentiary if found guilty.
Most teenagers get a second, third or even fourth chance to have a mulligan when it comes to stupid mistakes. This teen that smokes natural medical marijuana is now stuck in the cesspool that cannabis prohibition has cultivated. A child that is facing up to 12 years in prison for having some organic pot in his pocket while white collar criminals get a slap on the wrist for fraud and embezzlement – does it seem right?
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