Connect with us


Malaysia Could Be First Country in Asia to Legalise Medical Marijuana


Malaysia Could Be First Country In Asia To Legalise Medical Marijuana - World Of Buzz 4
Source: Marijuana & Career Smart

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

This is certainly a new landmark development in Malaysia if this law is passed! Previously, it was announced that Thailand may be the first country in Asia to legalise medical marijuana but it looks like Malaysia may also be on its way to doing so. Whoa, really?

According to Bloomberg, in an interview on Tuesday (Sept 25), Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar mentioned the topic of medical marijuana. He said that the Cabinet had begun early and informal talks about amending the relevant laws regarding medical marijuana and had “very briefly” discussed the medicinal value of marijuana. 

He explained, “It’s already been done in certain countries, and in certain states in America. If it’s going to be used for medicinal purposes, it can be used. Not for social purposes, for medicinal purposes – yes, it should be allowed to be used.”

Malaysia Could Be First Country In Asia To Legalise Medical Marijuana - World Of Buzz 1

Source: webmd

The discussion on this topic started after the public was in an uproar over the conviction and death penalty of a 29-year-old man for possessing, processing and distributing medicinal cannabis oil. Many pushed for the man to be freed as they argued that he had helped many lives and the cannabis oil he distributed was used for the treatment of illnesses instead of getting high.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had also said that the verdict and relevant laws for the case should be reviewed. Apparently, the Cabinet says that they have reached a general agreement that the capital punishment for the man should be removed but support to legalise medical marijuana is still an uphill battle, Xavier says.

Malaysia Could Be First Country In Asia To Legalise Medical Marijuana - World Of Buzz 2

Source: marijuana

However, it will be rather challenging for Malaysia to have new laws that legalise medical marijuana but punishes recreational usage. The Ministry of Health, who will be making the final decision, is still rather sceptical about this as they said that there is lack of proof about the medicinal value of cannabis. 

Xavier says that he would have to get more support from other ministers and hold formal discussions as well. “My own personal view is that if it’s got medicinal value, then it can be a controlled item that can be used by the health ministry for prescription purposes,” he added.

What are your views on medicinal marijuana? Let us know in the comments section!


Also read: This Minister Wants the Law to Be Amended So Medical Marijuana is Decriminalised

This Minister Wants To Reform Laws To Decriminalise Medical Marijuana In Malaysia - World Of Buzz 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2022 09 27T163754.208 1 My Post 1 2022 09 27T163754.208 1
News8 hours ago

Kelantan Scammer Targets People At Hospitals, Asking For Money For His ‘Wife’s Maternity Bills’

Scammers are now using maternity bills as a way to target potential victims at hospitals and clinics in Kelantan. This...

Collage 7 4 Collage 7 4
News8 hours ago

Ebit Lew Case: Victim Refuses to Lodge Report as Ebit Lew is a “Big Deal” & She’s Just a “Small Figure”

The trial for Ebit Lew’s alleged sexual harassment case continues today (September 27), and one of the witnesses had something...

Collage Accident Collage Accident
News1 day ago

Father and Son Killed in Motorcycle Crash Caused by Jungle Fowl’s Sudden Road Crossing

One minute we could be talking and laughing in the car heading to dinner, and the next we could become...

Ft Wedding Ft Wedding
News1 day ago

PAS MP Thanks City Council, JKR & PDRM For Helping With His Kids’ Wedding, Slammed by M’sians

In Malaysia, there are plenty of instances of abuse of power which occur all across the nation. One of the...

Airasia 13Th Award Airasia 13Th Award
News1 day ago

AirAsia Upholds Title Of World’s Best Budget Airline For 13th Consecutive Year

Even when we were younger, the name AirAsia has always been ingrained in us. On 24 September, has been crowned...

Election Scam Election Scam
News1 day ago

74yo M’sian Loses RM70k to Scammer Who Approached Her at Market Claiming To Be Govt Official

Just recently, Malaysia has been hit with a wave of scam incidents. That being said, many Malaysians have been living...

Collage Fight 1 Collage Fight 1
News1 day ago

Australian Man Severely Injured in Fight With M’sians at TREC KL, PDRM Arrests 3 Local Men

If you have drank or partied before, you would know that the line between having just enough to drink to...

Collage Elephant Collage Elephant
News2 days ago

Wild Elephants Return To A Residential Area in Kluang, Johor To Forage For Food

Wild animal sightings have become more and more frequent recently. Just 3-4 weeks ago, a tiger was spotted roaming a...


Latest Videos