The whole sharing is caring thing apparently doesn't apply to China's marijuana laws.
Jaycee Chan, the 32-year-old son of martial arts star Jackie Chan, was released from jail on Friday after serving a six-month sentence for letting people use pot in his Beijing apartment.
The younger Chan can throw quite a party; he was caught with a pretty serious stash (3.5 ounces) and one of his guests was Taiwanese actor Ko Kai (who held a weird crying press conference after serving two weeks in lockup).
The whole ordeal must have been uncomfortable for Dad. Jackie Chan has spoken out against drugs on behalf of the Chinese government.
Speaking of — how do I avoid getting arrested for pot outside the U.S.?
Whether you're talking about Venezuela, Russia or North Korea, foreign jails occupy a certain space of terror in the American heart. Combine that with strict drug laws in some countries and things can get scary for medical marijuana patients, even if they use the drug to deal with serious illnesses.
The Drug Policy Alliance gets it. They put together a two-part series detailing where you can find medical pot when traveling around the world. While China (since we were just talking about it) forbids smoking marijuana, all kinds of herbal medicines using cannabis are in development, so you might find some relief that way.
Or you could head to North Korea — pot is widely tolerated there, according to reports.
This Valentine's Day, give marijuana
Want to show your affection, but also get a little high in the process? Some florists in Colorado have the answer: marijuana bouquets.
The customers need to bring their own buds to the florist, who then arranges it nicely for their special someone. One shop owner says she doesn't like to overdo it because the smell is so potent. "It's more of a little accent here and there," she told WBIR.
Sound weird? It shouldn't — marijuana has been used as an aphrodisiac since ancient times (and I don't mean the 1960s).
And for all you shoveling snow today
Wow, they must really like their apartment toasty.
Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.