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LaFreccia



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:15 pm Reply with quote
I truly hope that at some point Japan (and the rest of the world) will come to accept that musicians occasionally smoke weed. That might not be the case here, as Aska denies the charge. But seriously, of all of the problems in this world, why waste money, effort, people's ability to earn a living, and the music that could have been created by locking up more musicians? An irresponsible waste. Rolling Eyes
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:23 pm Reply with quote
The article doesn't specify marijuana though, or any drug.
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Mister Ryan Andrews



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:57 pm Reply with quote
LaFreccia wrote:
I truly hope that at some point Japan (and the rest of the world) will come to accept that musicians occasionally smoke weed. That might not be the case here, as Aska denies the charge. But seriously, of all of the problems in this world, why waste money, effort, people's ability to earn a living, and the music that could have been created by locking up more musicians? An irresponsible waste. Rolling Eyes


Yeah man, a total waste. Who cares if they breaks the law.. they're celebrities, that gives them special treatment. Rolling Eyes
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Michael Nathanael T.





PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:14 am Reply with quote
Too much waste money

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publicenemy333



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:14 am Reply with quote
Mister Ryan Andrews wrote:
LaFreccia wrote:
I truly hope that at some point Japan (and the rest of the world) will come to accept that musicians occasionally smoke weed. That might not be the case here, as Aska denies the charge. But seriously, of all of the problems in this world, why waste money, effort, people's ability to earn a living, and the music that could have been created by locking up more musicians? An irresponsible waste. Rolling Eyes


Yeah man, a total waste. Who cares if they breaks the law.. they're celebrities, that gives them special treatment. Rolling Eyes


Assuming the drugs here in question are in fact weed, then that brings up a whole other can of worms in terms of whether or not it should be illegal
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MajinSaga



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:16 am Reply with quote
I will blaze a huge ass blunt in his honor tonight.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:32 am Reply with quote
Well that kinda well I don't know what to say to be honest.
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revolutionotaku



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:36 am Reply with quote
What kind of drugs?
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:39 am Reply with quote
revolutionotaku wrote:
What kind of drugs?


That's what I want to know as well.
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simona.com



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:47 am Reply with quote
Drugs are bad. You shouldn't do drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh7l8dx-h8M
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koinosuke



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:00 am Reply with quote
Michael Nathanael T. wrote:
Instead of spending money in drugs, why don't they give the money to the poor?


...Is this a serious question? If it is, instead of spending money on anime, why don't you give it to the poor?
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deaththekid666



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:46 am Reply with quote
MajinSaga wrote:
I will blaze a huge ass blunt in his honor tonight.


I feel you man, same here
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WeirDiE_InC



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 3:13 am Reply with quote
simona.com wrote:
Drugs are bad. You shouldn't do drugs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh7l8dx-h8M

Because if you do drugs...

Anyways, it still surprises me to this day how harsh the drug laws in Japan are. Japan is one of those places that I though would have a massive cannabis culture.

By the way, cocaine would've been my second guess for the drug in question.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 8:04 am Reply with quote
It's absolutely ludicrous that you should be put in a cage for marijuana, coca, lsd, or anything. Hence the only place a truly free market exists is in the black market. This is one of the areas nearly untouched in manga/anime and is a IMO an untapped opportunity. I'm sure though any title advocating it or more generally free markets, would go through the entire rigamarole as Imouto Paradise again. But that would also help prove the point in such a manga.

I'm just speculating, but if he's being truthful, it could be that he got drugs he thought were legal to treat his condition (the TIA) that turned out not to be. However, I wouldn't blame him at all to say that just for his own safety.
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Michael Nathanael T.





PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:30 am Reply with quote
koinosuke wrote:
Michael Nathanael T. wrote:
Instead of spending money in drugs, why don't they give the money to the poor?


...Is this a serious question? If it is, instead of spending money on anime, why don't you give it to the poor?


I do give to the poor.
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