Cannabis is illegal in China.
But they are cashing on the cannabis boom.
Yet the leading drug enforcement agency in Beijing blames cannabis legalization in both Canada and the USA for the increase of illicit drugs being smuggled into China. They’ve referred to both countries as a “new threat to China.”
Last Monday during a press conference, China National Narcotics Control Commission deputy director Liu Yuejin pointed out that cannabis users in the country increased over 25% in 2018. “In two years, we have found increasing cannabis trafficked from North America to China,” he explained, though he did say that there were only a “few cannabis abusers in China” when compared to the entire population.