Alleged cannabis grower released after posting bail‘PERSONAL USE’: The suspect said he learned to cultivate cannabis from online sources and purchased equipment online to grow the plants for his personal consumptionBy Jason Pan / Staff reporterA New Taipei City man who was last week detained on allegations of growing cannabis plants and producing dried cannabis products was yesterday released after posting bail of NT$100,000 (US$3,323), officials said. Police found 19 cannabis plants, 400g of dried cannabis leaves and flowers, and a set of equipment and machines for the cultivation, drying and packaging of cannabis products, New Taipei City orosecutor Lee Ping-chi (李秉錡) said. Cannabis plants are pictured yesterday after being seized from an apartment in New Taipei City’s Sindian District. Since last year, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines have opened up for medical marijuana use. Some Green Party members and independent legislative candidates in the Jan. 11 elections had advocated the decriminalization and legalization of medical marijuana.
Source: Taipei Times March 11, 2020 15:56 UTC