- 14 Mar 2002
Roll up for the Marijuana Mystery Tour
"Go to most Hokkaido bookstores and they'll be packed with books about dope," a reporter from a Hokkaido newspaper tells Tokudane Shinsengumi . "The books are filled with information about where the grass is growing, its street value and even have people writing about their experience on cultivation tours."
Seizures of cannabis and hashish in Hokkaido both reached record levels last year. Authorities are well aware of the prevalence of wild hemp on the island and are removing about 1 million plants a year. It may not be long before Hokkaido's gunja grounds go up in smoke, but that's not stopping people's interest in the area.
"Loads of information about marijuana farms (in Hokkaido) is appearing on online bulletin boards. People just won't stop writing about them," the hemp hack tells Tokudane Shinsengumi. "It's this information that becomes the basis of the Marijuana Mystery Tours."