As I have mentioned before, I just don’t get why people want to smoke pot in Korea. You have this stuff called soju, which is essentially a legal drug that is cheaper than water and it knocks you out quicker than you can say, “Pass the duchie.”
But people keep doing it and keep getting caught. The Marmot’s Hole has not one, but two stories about pot today.
The first one is about “international lawyers” who got caught smoking superweed called “koosh.” I wonder what Afroman would think about that.
SBS and others report that prosecutors hae indicted and detained a Mr. Park, a US lawyer who worked for a major Korean company, for smoking some American super-weed called “koosh” since early last year.
A second-generation Korean-American, he and his fellow American lawyer, a Mr. Eom, also stand accused of dealing pot to other gyopo and foreigners in Korea.
An official with Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said with the rising number of foreigners residing in Korea, we have a serious situation on our hands when even professionals such as international lawyers are not only doing drugs, but are actively involved in dealing it.
The other post about pot there says the Korean press is all a bother about a possible hole in the system: Gyopos.
There are currently about 5,400 native speaking teachers at hagwon, 10% of whom hold F-4 visas that don’t require the holder to submit a criminal background check, including drug test results.
According to KBS, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology plans to get drug test results from ALL native speaking teachers at well-known Seoul-area hagwon when they are newly hired or renew their contracts regardless of visa status.
What gets me is that there only 5,400 native speakers teachers at hagwons. That blows my mind. I wonder if that is for the entire country or just for Seoul? Maybe it just feels like more because Westerners stick out so much in a crowd.
Imagine from Google Images.