advertise their goods online, not only for those who can use it
legally in their home countries. As a result, in Korea home delivery
of “top quality weed” is just a few clicks away.This has prompted
a call for stronger law enforcement against drug trafficking.
Selling or buying
marijuana is illegal in Korea. It carries a prison sentence of up to
five years or a fine of up to 50 million won ($48,000). Yet
such activity is common on overseas-based websites, over
which Korean law enforcement has little control.
When The Korea Times
contacted one of the sellers and asked for 30 grams of White Rhino,
slang for high quality marijuana, the seller claimed the delivery
would only take an hour within Seoul.
“All you need to do is
let me know where precisely you are in the city and how soon you need
the stuff, since I can deliver at any moment as I am with my motor
bike, which makes delivery very easy and safe,” another seller
said. “The cost is 250,000 won ($240) including the delivery.”
According to dealers, the
average marijuana price in Korea is $30 to $50 per gram and it is
possible to buy at an even cheaper price, “if you are friendly and
you are quite good at bargaining.”
The Korea Times could not
confirm the delivery because that would be illegal. However, the fact
is that it is not difficult to find marijuana smokers in Korea.