Legal status of marijuana in South Korea (Republic of Korea)


Legal status of marijuana in South Korea (Republic of Korea)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN SOUTH KOREA

The production, sale and possession of any form of medicinal marijuana products are illegal in South Korea.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN SOUTH KOREA

The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in South Korea.

Even possession of very small amounts of cannabis is illegal in South Korea and can lead to punishment. If you would get caught with traces of cannabis in your blood, you could risk severe punishment.

The police are free to basically stop anybody in the street and check them for drugs. Knowing that penalties for any cannabis related crime can be very harsh, you might just want to stay away from this. Be careful.

We are not aware of any possible law changes in the (near) future in South Korea regarding medical and/or recreational cannabis.