I’ll be arriving in Taipei next month and plan to stay for a year or so. I’m very anti-drugs and as a result I have a few concerns. I’d like to become as informed as possible on the drug scene within Taiwan, and more specifically, Taipei. In doing so, I’ll feel more secure in maintaining my safety and well being. I’m particularly against marijuana. So in saying that…which areas or types of people should I be wary of if I wish to avoid this illegal herb some people rightfully refer to as dope? Am I likely to only encounter this drug whilst associating with foreigners? Or would I have to avoid certain other social circles as well? If so. which one’s? Also, what levels of punishment do drug dealers, and let’s say for interests sake, recreational marijuana users recieve in Taiwan?
Thanks for any information in helping me avoid this unsavoury scene.