Japan Health Ministry Panel OKs Ban on Cannabis-Like HHCH


Tokyo, Nov. 21 (Jiji Press)–An expert panel of Japan’s health ministry approved Tuesday a plan to prohibit the possession, use and distribution of synthetic compound hexahydrocannabihexol, or HHCH, which resembles cannabis’ psychoactive ingredient. The ban will take effect on Dec. 2 after the compound is designated as a controlled substance on Wednesday. Violators of the ban under the phar…


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