CRIME
01/27/2014 07:24 pm ET Updated Jan 27, 2014

Meth Offered Instead Of Coffee At North Korean Homes?

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North Korea's growing drug problems are fairly well documented.

Pot is legal, opium is a common pain reliever, and meth is used to treat colds, flagging energy, and hunger.

"If you go to somebody's house it is a polite way to greet somebody by offering them a sniff," says one North Korean. "It is like drinking coffee when you're sleepy, but ice is so much better."

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