Friday, December 09, 2005

Monk busted in Japan

Thanks to my friend Paul von Hartmann for this tip. A 48 year old Japanese monk was busted for growing a little over 5 lbs. of marijuana. He is alleged to have sold some to an undercover agent, which he denies, although he does admit growing the herb for his own consumption.

Sounds a little trumped up to me since they already had the monk on possession from an earlier bust at his home. Seems likely the cops would have wanted to nail him on something bigger and most Buddhists would give away something like a plant, so it's hard to believe he would take money for it.


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