Getting stoned in Mongolia can get you two years in prison, which is the same sentence for selling meth. Reports Vice
Here’s the introduction to the piece. The best cannabis culture / politics article we’ve seen in ages
Mongolia has a huge drug problem. It is listed as a transit country for illicit drug smuggling between Russia and China. More Mongolians have also been caught with illegal drugs in recent years. In 2006, only 33 people were investigated for drug-related cases but this jumped to 412 in 2018.
One of the most popular drugs is cannabis. Weed grows in about 1,498 hectares of land in eight provinces. From 2013 to 2017, the government spent more than $100,000 of taxpayers’ money just to destroy weed that grows in the wild. It takes the entire summer to get rid of it, only for the plant to grow again the following year.