Actually... I read a press release a few months back, I think in
September, that Japan had only JUST THEN decided to make psychedelic
mushrooms illegal. Apparently, you could purchase dried psylocybes
from street vendors, for supposed "ornamental purposes". But
inevitably they got too popular and the GOVT. started to notice...
and as the story goes... POOF!
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, alterego100usa <no_reply@y...>
> the notion that drugs are unpopular in japan
> seems unplaced: i recall that amphetamines are widely used there.
> limited availability of herb may be due to the island country's
> location, and laws (paul mccartney got busted there, so you know
> are assholes about it!) than conscious trends. with nicotine and
> alcohol use in japan as it is, it seem natural that some would look
> for something better than the legal toxins.