fbpx
Connect with us

News

Syed Saddiq: Set Up Special Committee To Study & Approve Hemp And Medical Marijuana

Published

My Post 2021 09 29T172740.473
Source: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman | Facebook & 123rf

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

Muar MP, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has suggested that the government set up a special committee to study and approve the use of the hemp and medical marijuana industry.

He shared that it is about time for Malaysia to implement the effort as the industry could help as an alternative treatment for mental health problems and so on.

He shared this suggestion during his debate of the 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK-12) proposal during today’s Dewan Rakyat session, as showcased on his Facebook page.

Medical 1

“This isn’t something new and I remember during the previous Cabinet that there was a study done in detail and the discussions on this were based on data and science.”

“I hope that the government can present paperwork that is transparent and honest, which is driven by data and science, regarding the pros and cons of approving the hemp and medical marijuana industry. I’m saying this because in over 40 countries today, hemp and medical marijuana have already been approved,” he said, listing countries such as Australia, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Denmark and Thailand as examples.

Syed Saddiq noted that the current hemp and medical marijuana market is worth about RM60 billion, and will be worth around RM400 billion in the next four years.

Medical 3

“We do not want Malaysia to be further left behind.”

“We have left the discussion on this matter as it is because it is a sensitive topic despite [the fact that] studies; based on data and science show examples of industries such as alcohol or cigarettes that are far more dangerous than this industry,” he added.

He went on to share that he hopes that the government follows the data and science that has been presented in order to look into and approve the hemp and medical marijuana industry as it has been utilised to help treat mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and more.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.


 

Also read: Pahang Princess Teams Up With International Activists To Save Dr Ganja From Death Sentence

My Post 2021 06 18T173119.928

Source: Leafly


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

Just In

Collage 31 Collage 31
News40 mins ago

M’sian Family Shocked to Find That Their New House in Ipoh Had Collapsed Due to Landslide

A local family of five was recently shocked to find that a section of their new home in Taman Sri Perkasa...

Ft Ip Ft Ip
News2 hours ago

PDRM has Thousands of IP Addresses Linked to Child Porn But Lack Manpower to Act on Them

It’s a scary world out there as cases of sexual crimes as well as child porn have unfortunately increased. Recently,...

Feat Image Abang Johari Norway Wealth Fund Feat Image Abang Johari Norway Wealth Fund
News2 days ago

Sarawak To Establish Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund, Hopes To Replicate Norway’s Success

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced that the territory is currently in serious talks with Norway...

Feat Image Mavcom Statement Feat Image Mavcom Statement
News2 days ago

MAVCOM: Airlines MUST Resolve Consumer Complaints & Provide Reimbursements Within 30 Days

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has stressed that the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code (MACPC) requires airlines to resolve consumer...

Ft Bald Ft Bald
News3 days ago

UK Court Rules That Calling Men ‘Bald’ at Work Will Now be Considered as Sexual Harassment

When it comes to verbal sexual harassment, what often comes to mind is someone making inappropriate comments about someone else’s...

My Post 38 My Post 38
News3 days ago

Can’t Wait To Go Clubbing? Here Are The SOPs Nightclub Operators & Patrons Must Follow!

It was recently announced that nightclubs would be able to reopen starting 15 May (Sunday). The National Security Council (MKN)...

Ft Period Ft Period
News3 days ago

Spain to Become 1st Western Country to Offer Menstrual Leave of Up to 3 Days Per Month

Most women have abdominal cramps, backaches, headaches, nausea, diarrhea which are all common symptoms of menstruation every month. This can...

Ft Water Ft Water
News3 days ago

Kelantan’s Dept MB Claims That The State Has a Lot of Water, But Nowhere to Store it

Every so often, the country faces a water shortage due to a myriad of different reasons. Several states have grown...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY