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Marijuana AND Crystal Meth Legal in North Korea?
Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/03/2014 3:44:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Reports from the trickle of western visitors to North Korea consistently indicate that cannabis is actually widely tolerated in the Hermit Kingdom- in fact, it's not even considered a drug there. Travelers speak of pot growing wildly by the side of the road, sold, rolled, and smoked openly- right in the heart of the most repressive Stalinist regime on Earth...

A recent visitor to the capitol Pyongyang said he went and purchased a substantial 'shopping bag' of the wacky tabacky at an open-stall vegetable market (at a rock-bottom price), no problem. There is simply exists no taboo around pot smoking in the DPRK- foreign businessmen say that many residents know the drug exists and have smoked it at least once.

Marijuana -which goes by the name of ip tambae, literally 'leaf tobacco'- is said to be especially popular amongs young soldiers in the North Korean People's Army, and you can often smell it wafting through public places, even the streets of the capitol.

Norks may not consider pot to be a 'drug', but you'd assume they surely consider meth to be one. But whatever they want to call it, it didn't stop them from making piles of the stuff in government labs for the purpose of generating hard currency (while destroying the West, perhaps). 

Production in government labs of high quality methamphetamine for export by Pyongyang's mysterious Room 39 is said to have been halted, yet -in the finest entrepreneurial spirit- independent producers have picked up the slack (apparently with government sanction of some sort). In fact, five alleged drug smugglers (Chinese, British, Slovak, and Thai) were busted in late 2012 for their plot to smuggle almost 100 kg of meth into the US. Upon interrogation, they revealed that the source was working out of North Korea.

But it's not all for export, this story gets a lot weirder:- meth (known as orum, or 'ice') is also widely tolerated for personal use in North Korea- in fact, a 'little sniff' is commonly offered as a greeting to visitors in many private homes as casually as we would offer a tea or coffee(!) Stories of whole families getting through famines by smoking a little meth are not uncommon.

Given all this, it's wise to assume KPA soldiers -if we ever have to face them- will be all cranked-up on methamphetamine -feeling no pain- and looking for some hand-to-hand combat (with a knife in their teeth). After all, that's what the Nazis invented meth for in the first place.

Back on the business side, you can now add private, small-factory meth production to the list of Nork hard-currency sources: besides blackmailing idiot US presidents, there's opening North Korean restaurants in Europe (staffed with imported captive labor who are not allowed to leave the premises), extremely sophisticated production of counterfeit US $50  and $100 bills... even worldwide distribution -under diplomatic immunity- of hashish through North Korean embassies/diplomatic couriers.  That's how this heinous regime continues to limp-along, test nukes, and assemble missiles with a stone-cold-dead economy.

So this God-forsaken nation full of obedient zombies is not just brainwashed... they're stoned out of their cotton-picking mind! Explains a few things, doesn't it...
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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: export; korea; marijuana; meth

1 posted on 02/03/2014 3:44:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 02/03/2014 3:45:49 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Well the Meth would explain ChiaPetJr’s ‘tude.


3 posted on 02/03/2014 4:01:41 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

NK must be a horrible place for a stoner with the munchies


4 posted on 02/03/2014 4:03:22 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: mabarker1

A bit snappy, to say the least lol


5 posted on 02/03/2014 4:03:38 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I dunno about that

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/5912485/North-Korea-opens-US-style-fast-food-restaurant-but-dont-mention-the-hamburger.html


6 posted on 02/03/2014 4:04:52 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

mrlroy’s paradise.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 4:09:47 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Marijuana is legal. Food is illegal.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 4:11:29 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Bummer!

Failed to consider that part.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 4:14:39 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Makes perfect sense, a drugged population doesn’t resist, neither does a Balkan-ized one as you can see here in Maryland.

That is the objective of ‘diversity’

We got legal gambling here, another drug.


10 posted on 02/03/2014 4:15:25 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Reaganite Republican

ah yea, a real libertarian society.


11 posted on 02/03/2014 4:24:56 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That explains Dennis Rodman’s interest...


12 posted on 02/03/2014 4:37:28 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-208: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: OrangeHoof

Didn’t Dennis just check into rehab ?


13 posted on 02/03/2014 4:56:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Reaganite Republican
Soma...
14 posted on 02/03/2014 4:59:14 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks


15 posted on 02/03/2014 4:59:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I wonder if the “meth” they use in the army is just amphetamines. Our air force and army also use uppers to keep soldiers and airmen awake at times.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 5:08:31 AM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: sickoflibs

True


17 posted on 02/03/2014 5:15:40 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Marijuana is legal. Food is illegal”

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They’ve always been innovative torturers


18 posted on 02/03/2014 5:47:23 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: OrangeHoof

“That explains Dennis Rodman’s interest...”
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That moron always does seem to find the party


19 posted on 02/03/2014 5:48:38 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

With Rodman, rehab is just part of a never ending cycle


20 posted on 02/03/2014 5:49:09 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

It is easier to control starving people that are high. You are nothing but a replaceable cog in NorKo and what difference does it make if you are high?


21 posted on 02/03/2014 7:53:17 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Reaganite Republican

BRILLIANT! I foresee hundreds of thousands of one-way tickets to Pyong Yang being handed out at trailer parks and Wal-Marts all across America. They get cheap labor we get scum off of our streets.


22 posted on 02/03/2014 9:15:13 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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