CANNABIS CULTURE – Canadians, Americans, Europeans in many jurisdictions consider that they have oppressive laws.
A stall worker was sentenced to 18 years in jail and 10 rotan strokes after being convicted for cannabis possession.
Whether it's overseas in foreign countries like Iran and Malaysia, where drug trafficking is punished with the death penalty, or here at home in North America, where police SWAT teams kick down doors with guns blazing, the Drug War Executions continue.
As California debates the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, and Canada's Liberals talk about decriminalization, it's easy to forget what happens to people in other countries when they get busted for pot.
JOHOR BARU: A 25-year-old man was sentenced to death by at a High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking over 1kg of cannabis three years ago.
A Malaysian high court passed the mandatory death sentence on a Thai woman after she was found guilty of trafficking marijuana.
Man sentenced to death after being found with 1.8kg of marijuana at gas station
In Malaysia, a 36-year-old odd-job worker was sentenced to death, and a 31-year-old former college student had his death sentence appeal dismissed in two separate cannabis trafficking cases.