The Malaysian Society of Consciousness has referred to as on the Malaysian authorities to think about legalising the usage of hashish for medical functions and well being dietary supplements, as is practised in a number of international locations.
“Growing international locations like Australia, Uruguay, Turkey, Thailand, India and others agree that hashish crops are secure after scientific analysis.”
“Nonetheless, the Malaysian authorities nonetheless doesn’t recognise its advantages regardless that different international locations have modified their legal guidelines,” stated Masa in an announcement right this moment.
As such, Masa has launched a 2019 nationwide survey for hashish in Malaysia.
In line with Masa, particulars and solutions can be confidential and can be introduced to the federal government for statistical overview.
The online survey was made out there on Oct 7.
In line with Masa, the survey goals to assemble the views of 100,000 Malaysians and the outcomes of the survey can be submitted to the Well being Ministry (MOH).
In April, former Masa president Intan Mustika Putri Mokhtar (higher often known as Yuuki Setsuna) lamented the truth that it has been almost inconceivable for people or teams to conduct cannabis-related analysis within the nation, because the plant continues to be outlined as a narcotic underneath the Harmful Medication Act 1952 (DDA).
Yuuki subsequently passed away on July four.
Masa claims that the federal government has rejected overseas research on the medical use of marijuana, and requested for native proof to help legalisation.
On March 27, Well being Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad (above) informed the Dewan Rakyat that there’s “area for the ministry to get consent” for clinical research into the usage of marijuana for medical functions.
“The ministry has thought-about medical marijuana being given area for scientific analysis – not by way of planting and cultivation, however for the needs of therapy, treatment and well being.
On June 27, he additionally stated that the federal government plans to work in direction of removing prison penalties for the non-public possession and use of medication whereas emphasising that the decriminalisation of drug addicts and habit was to not be mistaken for legalising medication.
“Decriminalisation is the removing of prison penalties for possessing and utilizing a small amount of medication for private use, versus those that are concerned within the trafficking of medication. Trafficking of medication will undoubtedly stay a criminal offense,” stated Dzulkefly.
Nonetheless, there has but to be any transfer to legislate both of those coverage bulletins.