About us

To foreigners visiting Japan, welcome.
THC Japan stands for:

Taima (Cannabis)
Houdou (press)
Center

THC Japan objects to the severe consequences associated with violation of the Cannabis Control Law. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization.

If you can read Japanese we have a lot of information in our main web site.

Our Purpose

To petition the Supreme Court to review the Cannabis Control Law, conduct a scientific study available to the public and ultimately revise the laws so that the penalties associated with cannabis possession, cultivation and distribution are consistent with the impact cannabis places on society.

We are here to educate the public and provide information to defendants and their families in Cannabis Control Law related cases and to assist in defense by providing documentation and legal advice up to and during the trial.

We are petitioning the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to publicly present the facts which constitute the basis for the severe consequences associated with violation of the Cannabis Control law.

We are actively collecting Cannabis related studies from worldwide sources to support our case and making them available to the public.

In many cases we have provided assistance to defendants by presenting actual facts of cannabis to the courts. In nearly every case the lower courts refuse to consider the facts presented. The higher courts systematically have refused to consider the facts presented and levied severe punishments with no regard to the facts presented.

Government position… cannabis is a dangerous threat to society but has no studies or evidence to support this claim. The penalties are consistent with this myth.

Our Claim

The Cannabis Control Law subjects ordinary productive citizens to severe penalties, a criminal record and their families to undue hardships. There is no scientific evidence which supports the governments’ position that cannabis is harmful to society.

Our Goal

To challenge the Cannabis Control Law in the Supreme Court as unconstitutional on the grounds that the penalties are more severe than any potential harm that cannabis use can inflict on society.

Closing Comments

Japan is not a bad country by any means. In contrast it is a peaceful country rich with culture, tradition and spirit. The people in general respect one another and share a civic responsibility to come to the aid of others in need which is evident during natural disasters.

However the Cannabis Control Law and drug policy is demeaning to the culture and society of modern Japan. It is an oppressive law based on myth which violates the civil liberties and destroys the lives of otherwise productive citizens and visitors alike. The severe punishments under the Cannabis Control Law do not fit the crime. The criminal record and residual consequences impact ones pursuit of quality of life, liberty and happiness long after the sentence is complete. Consequently, the families of the so called criminals are put through unnecessary suffering and embarrassment. In one case, a foreigner serving a prison sentence under the Cannabis Control Law fell in to a state of despair which resulted in suicide.

It would be interesting to know how much tax revenue is spent enforcing and prosecuting Cannabis Control Law violations and how much law enforcement resources are required to deal with cannabis control issues. If enforcement of the Cannabis Control Law suddenly became effective and all violators were apprehended and prosecuted how many prisons would have to be built to detain otherwise productive tax paying citizens? Common sense would imply that the resources committed to Cannabis Control Law violations would better serve the public if they would focus on matters which have a clear negative impact on society such as drunken driving, violent crime, rape and organized crime to name a few. It could almost be concluded that the average citizen is indirectly victimized not as a result of cannabis use, but from the burden placed on law enforcement agencies and the tax payer to enforce and prosecute Cannabis Control Law violations.

Most of Japan enjoys four seasons, each of which has its own natural splendor. World wide, a growing number of people from all walks of life are rediscovering that responsible cannabis use in the natural surroundings is a peaceful, meditating and enlightening experience where one can more appreciate the gifts of nature. The trend of many governments choosing to decriminalize responsible cannabis use, validate the argument that cannabis does not pose a threat to society. Unfortunately, for Japanese citizens and visitors, the Cannabis Control Law prevents productive and responsible adults from enjoying this peaceful and enlightening experience.

In closing, we sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay in Japan. We wish you a careful, safe and rewarding time.

Have a nice trip.

Mt.Fuji

Mt.Fuji will be erupt soon.

63 comments

  1. Mac says:

    Hola,

    Saludos desde España hacéis un buen trabajo

    enviar información sobre Japón y marihuana y publicaremos en http://www.lamarihuana.com para todo el mundo de habla hispana.

  2. Natalie Aida says:

    My family lives in Fukushima. My husband got arrested for possession ofアサ. It makes my blood boil. The medical properties of アサ may help in the treatment of cancer. What about the future of the people of Fukushima! Don’t we need to do more research in this area!

    • Dan Hilchey says:

      My name is Dan and I’m a Canadian living in Bandai-machi. I met your husband last winter, he’s a very nice man. I’m so sorry to hear about his arrest, it’s ridiculous. The real criminals are the government officials who allowed Tokyo Electric to get away with inefficient safety measures which have resulted in us and our families being exposed to radiation. I have no idea what your husband’s current situation is, but I hope everything will be fine for you and your family.

    • youta adachi says:

      hey i used to live in fukushima i feel you thats sucks a lot im in states now and its great hereand im sorry about your husband

  3. Cory says:

    So, I have a question that might be a little out of the ordinary…I am planning to visit my american friend living in Japan next summer as he has been there with the JET program teaching english the past few years. I smoke mostly for anxiety and depression, and can stop no problem when I need to. However I do like tattoos, but not stupid enough to put a huge pot leaf on me…I do have the chemical molecule for THC on my forearm however. I had never bothered to learn what Cannabis was in japanese, but after finding out I had been thinking of just adding the Kanji to it as well (fairly small symbols).

    Do you think I would run into any problems with that on my arm if it was seen? It’s not like these are my only tattoos, I am just wondering if maybe I should hold of until I get back to add that to my body…but I really want it.. :]

    Thanks for any input!

    • Tab says:

      i dont kno if any told you already but, if its just tattoo shouldnt be a problem, as long as your not smoking it in japan you will be A OK

  4. sikdjgugu says:

    Hello,

    I am currently living in Tokyo and would like to know if there’s some cool bars/cafe’s where other like minded individuals can just hang out and enjoy living an organic lifestyle. i don’t plan on participating due to stringent laws here in japan but i miss hanging out with people who are able to think on the same soul stream. i’ve been to shibuya a lot but am always afraid to enter any establish for fear of being a foreigner in yakuza territory. this is very unfortunate since i’m just desiring to meet other people.

    your guidance on a place to start would be helpful for a newcomer in tokyo like myself.

  5. Tab says:

    is their any thing i can do to get rid of this cannabis control act.
    so sick of stupid politicians ruining this country of mine

  6. William Chun says:

    大麻 マリファナ カンナビス – Cannabis in Japan -【VICE】was so very very very insightful and it deserves to be seen. which it is not. it was MADE PRIVATE. WHY? and if possible can i get a digital copy? anywhere, i just want to smoke a bowl and watch that guy at the end say “shige cookie” and guffaw.

  7. Jon says:

    Hey, I tried to donate, but your paypal account doesn’t allow it.

  8. Is this the twitter for this website?
    https://twitter.com/thcjapan
    I was not sure, there’s no twitter link on asayake.jp

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  11. Mr_Alex says:

    Japan should unban the weed but from where I live in New Zealand,its banned too and in my hometown known as Hong Kong,its banned too,also Cannabis would be good for people who have Autism Spectrum disorder as well

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