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Joint session: Pot found growing at Japan MPs' building

AFP  |  Tokyo 

plants have been found growing at an office building used by lawmakers in Japan, which has some of the strictest laws in the developed world, an said today.

The budding crop of four plants was found by a visitor on Thursday growing on the premises of an office building for members of the upper house, an in charge of maintenance there told AFP.

"After we reported it to the Metropolitan Government, two officials visited" and removed the plants, he said.

"They said the plants looked to be about two months old," he added.

"The officials explained that seeds can be carried by wind and bird excrement, and they said they will visit us again to ensure" the plants were unrooted completely and hadn't spread.

strictly prohibits both hard and soft drugs, and police have in past years arrested sumo wrestlers, musicians, actors and college students for possessing, growing or selling

In sharp contrast, said this week it would become the first country to legalise the consumption and cultivation of from mid-October, arguing it would take traffickers out of the equation and protect young people.

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First Published: Fri, June 22 2018. 12:15 IST