In late December, South Korean comedian Song In Hwa was given six months in prison and two years of a suspended sentence for using cannabis on two separate occasions – including once in the US.
Song, who has appeared on numerous Seoul Broadcasting System TV programs, was busted for smoking in a Las Vegas hotel room and then again for getting stoned with her older sister at an unspecified location in July 2013.
The South Korean court ruled: “Marijuana use by a celebrity is not a light crime given its bad influence on society, but considering the defense’s recognition of the crime, her reflection, and the fact that it was only two times, we gave her a suspended sentence.”
Plus six months behind bars.
Song’s sister received a much more severe two-year prison sentence in addition to three years suspended.