South Korea has warned its citizens that residents smoking weed in foreign countries will also be punished according to the Korean law.
The Korean Times reports those who smoke weed could face up to five years in prison according to the Korean law, even if Korean citizens smoke in foreign countries where marijuana is legal.
The laws of South Kore apply to its citizens anywhere in the world, and violations can lead to punishment when they return home country.
Cannabis in South Korea is illegal for use as a recreational drug and as a Medicine, nevertheless has been cultivated as industrial hemp for fabrics since 3000 Before Common Era (BCE).
A Korea Times article of 2014 reported that regardless of risks of a prison sentence of up to five years or a fine of up to $48,000), cannabis could be effortlessly bought in South Korea by contacting dealers on the internet.
Its reporter noted that according to dealers, cannabis sold for US$30-50 per gram.