Big news was circulating yesterday across the globe as the Minister of "Natural Resources" spoke out during an assembly in Putrajaya Sept 25th in regards to a case where a 29 year old was convicted and given the death penalty for possessing Cannabis Oil.
There's been advocacy groups in the country pushing for reform and exclusion of Cannabis from the current (harsh) drug laws in Malaysia (as you can see in the photo above) and it looks like their work hasn't been for nothing. Let's hope to see more action and activity in the petitioning and lobbying of positive steps towards, at the very least, decriminalization of Cannabis in Malaysia.
"It will take a bit of encouragement and convincing as far as this topic is concerned," he said at his office. "My own personal view is that if it's got medicinal value, then it can be a controlled item that can be used by Ministry of Health for prescription purposes."
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/26/malaysia-in-talks-to-become-first-in-asia-to-allow-medical-marijuana/#cAhz1vXDF0pMqCA4.99
Living out here has its benefits, but if this comes to fruition it's going to be BIG!
I'll be keeping the Smoke community updated on the matter and on other interesting things going on in the region.