Several studies have shown that the psychoactive levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Cannabis grown in Japan are quite high. According to a survey published by the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime in 1973, Cannabis plants from Tochigi and Hokkaido had THC levels of 3.9% and 3.4%. In comparison, the Marijuana Potential Monitoring Project located at the University of Mississippi noted that the average level of THC in Cannabis seized by US police in 1970 was only 1.5%.
“Cannabis production generally lasts for a year,” Takayasu said. “The seeds are planted in the spring and harvested in the summer. After that, the stem is then dried and then made into fiber. During the winter, this fiber is made into ready-made cloth and clothing for the next planting season. “
If Cannabis has a big role in culture and religion in Japan, one common question: Do they smoke it?
Takayasu with other Cannabis experts in Japan is not sure. Although historical records do not write about the practice of Cannabis smoking, some historians speculate that Cannabis might be an opium of choice for lay people. In those days rice – and sake made from rice – was monopolized by the …