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RoaryMcTwang

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #90 on: May 24, 2023, 01:21:22 AM »
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Similar stuff happens over here in China as well. The drug laws are absolutely draconian, to the point where consumption is illegal - if you test positive you can get busted, even if the consumption took place outside the country. Possession of even very minor amounts of weed etc can land you in jail for years.

 At the same time, it seems that many local skaters get so fascinated and come to identify so strongly with what they see of skate culture in the US and wherever else on insta that they forget where they are.
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Which part of China do you live? Iím an American citizen but I love skating in China and Japan. Wonder how COVID restrictions are in China

i'm in Shenzhen. No Covid restrictions anymore, all back to normal

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Similar stuff happens over here in China as well. The drug laws are absolutely draconian, to the point where consumption is illegal - if you test positive you can get busted, even if the consumption took place outside the country. Possession of even very minor amounts of weed etc can land you in jail for years.

 At the same time, it seems that many local skaters get so fascinated and come to identify so strongly with what they see of skate culture in the US and wherever else on insta that they forget where they are.
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I've seen weed graphics on decks / wheels get censored on Taobao, very amusing.

Yeah, although it seems quite random, I think most people outside of some city youth into skating or other foreign youth culture stuff don't even really know that weed exists.

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Re: Daisuke Ikeda arrested for weed
« Reply #91 on: May 25, 2023, 08:19:43 PM »
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Former skateboarder lol. Poor guy.

So funny complain about oppression in Canada and the US. Really makes you grateful to be here
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There are people in the US still serving life sentences for weed.
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Yeah people arrested in the 60s. Im talking now. All those cases definitely have or should be looked at. Sure itís not so simple though
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Not the 60s, the beginning of this century. Weed has been legal in a handful of states for barely more than a decade and there has never been a mass expunging of weed convictions on a federal level. My point is that the US doesnít exactly have a leg to stand on when it comes to locking people up for minor drug crimes.

Yea people forget the US has the highest percentage of its population incarcerated out of any industrialized nation.  And a disproportionate amount of those are for non violent drug crimes.