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T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Strong Stance on Cannabis

T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Strong Stance on Cannabis

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Smoking marijuana is no joke in South Korea.  Despite its growing medicinal applications and lenient approach (regardless of its legality) towards possession and consumption in more than a few countries, marijuana is treated by the Act on the Control of Narcotics as an equal alongside other, sometimes heavier, substances [...]

YG’s Risk Management Competency Questioned amid T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

YG’s Risk Management Competency Questioned amid T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Contrary to his stage name T.O.P, Choi Seung-hyun, member of the popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG, hit the rock bottom of his successful 10-year-plus career this week.  He has been indicted on charges of smoking marijuana and his military service that began in February was put on hold pending [...]

T.O.P’s Mother Disputes Police Account, Says Singer Was in Much Worse Condition

T.O.P’s Mother Disputes Police Account, Says Singer Was in Much Worse Condition

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The family of T.O.P, a member of South Korean boy band BIGBANG who was hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, on Wednesday disputed an earlier police account of the singer’s health, claiming he was in much worse condition.  “The condition of my son is quite bad. It’s been misreported [...]