Japan may be closer to relaxing its rules around cannabis.
According to Reuters, the country’s health ministry has recommended allowing importation and use of medical cannabis.
The health ministry is seeking to better meet medical needs and to align its policies with international rules.
Japan’s current laws explicitly ban the import, production or use of illegal drugs.
According to the report, cannabis use is much less common among Japanese people when compared with countries in the west.
According to the health ministry, only 1.4% of people in Japan said they’ve used cannabis.
Japan outlaws any products containing THC but synthetic compounds like THC-O and THCV are still allowed.