Malaysian government will continue studying legalising medical marijuana

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue to study ways and review laws in legalising use of cannabis for medical purposes in Malaysia. Earlier, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the government should look at the needs of the medical marijuana industry from a larger perspective and review the matter. Hamzah was replying to a question from Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Independent-Muar) on the government`s review involving cannabis for medical purposes. He had said approval for hemp and medical marijuana had been given in over 40 countries, including Australia, the United States, Canada, Argentina and Denmark, with the latest being Thailand. On Sept 29, Syed Saddiq had proposed in the Dewan Rakyat, that the government establish a committee to study the possibility of allowing the hemp industry and medical marijuana in Malaysia.

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue to study ways and review laws in legalising use of cannabis for medical purposes in Malaysia.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said the government through the Cabinet Committee to Combat Drugs and other ministries are looking into whether cannabis can be used medically.

“There has been a special platform namely, the Cabinet Committee to Combat Drugs, to discuss and report issues related to drugs since 2004.

“Any matters relating to drug control and enforcement, including cannabis, which is listed as a dangerous drug under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, will be discussed...

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