Cannabis to be Legalized in Malaysia?

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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.

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"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.

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I just learned yesterday from @djlethalskillz of the death penalty involved with cannabis possession. I never imagined such a thing was possible! May the advancement of civil rights in your country lead you to a path free of the dangers hanging over you, each time you do something as trivial as smoking a joint! I don't understand why a plant bringing such calm and inspiration to its users should in any way be considered worthy of death by any kind of government, this is utter madness! I wish you the best on the outcome of this important social debate! Blessings!

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I'm from Canada actually, but I've been out here for long enough now and to be honest I don't really intend to go back to live anytime soon, or ever.. But yeah, definitely a step in the right direction. I also got some news on the same day from Thailand talking about the same thing. I think there may be a race to see who will be the first between the two countries. Rumor has it Thailand is looking at 8 months from now.. But we shall see.

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WOW, if both countries would change their laws, that would be HUGE! I'd be moving back to Asia asap. I've lived in SE Asia for 3 years. I miss it a lot. Just imagine all the tourists Malaysia would get from Singapore...and other countries...This could change everything for them economically.

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Exactly. I think that's what the govt is looking at as well. I also like to explore the other industries that can be impacted. hemp seed for supplements and hemp for other building materials. currently using sand for concrete is impacting the environment in negative ways.

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Yes!!! Hemp is so versatile, it's incredible. Hemp plastic! And like you said: as building material. Feeds for animals, even humans can benefit from ingesting it ...it's great what you can do with just one plant. And in Malaysia it would be sooooo easy to grow. It would decrease criminal activity as well. A poor country like Malaysia, could grow to be economically like Singapore if they do this!

Nice! Cannabis should be legal EVERYWHERE!

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absolutely!

We will look at the days of prohibition the same way we look at the alcohol prohibition years in the US, a hot mess where corruption ruled!

So they're going from death penalty to possible legalization? That's a huge step, I hope they can make it. It's hot as heck there, let them chill out.

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One step at a time. It's going to be a lengthy process for sure and it won't be that simple. Medical seems to be lobbied the most along with developing certain "hemp" oriented industries, there's a lot of potential in this region.

I think it there will be a day when we will look back and wonder how the world banned such a plant.
To send someone to jail or death penalty is harsh for a plant.

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I can see why though. The main reason is when the USA classified Cannabis as a Schedule 1 "drug" alongside Cocaine and Heroin. The rest of the world of course used their standards. They forgot the history of the plant and it's uses beyond "getting high". You right though @skylinebuds the day is soon coming.. it's unfortunate that it's being heralded by corporate greed like in Canada. One Love!

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Yes it is 100% the usa who banned it world wide after we found so many uses for the plant. And trust me i live in canada it has become huge goverment and corporation greed. Big canna now instead of big pharma

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You can clearly see that when you watch the stocks, like Aurora, of those cannabis companies. They grown more than crypto in the last months haha!

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o ya i have been watching pot stocks and they are the 2018 bubble.

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True indeed. The pros and the cons of it really. I'm originally from Canada as well and this "line" is my family business over there still, I know all to well the political and corporate angle.

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I agree. When I was living in Asia, I spent quite some time in SIngapore. I had a friend with 'the wrong' boyfriend. He was a dealer...No heroine or anything, but weed. She was 17 and he was 19. He had his house raided while she was there, so both were arrested. Luckily (if you can call it luck) her lawyer managed to divide the amount of weed found in two shares, one lesser than the other. But this meant that he got the death penalty and she got 5 years in prison and caning...They killed him within a few weeks...Unreal if something like that happens to someone you know.