The Cabinet had no qualms, according to deputy communications and multimedia minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin, about proceeding with obtaining authorisation for the planting procedure of hemp and ketum.
The parliamentary committee on medicinal cannabis announced earlier this month that policy problems relating to the growth of the hemp, cannabis, and ketum industries would be raised in the Cabinet following a meeting. Zahidi authorised his ministry to consult with health minister Khairy Jamaluddin prior to the this.
“This is a fantastic development, particularly for individuals in the medical industry.”
“However, I would like to emphasise that any approval is for therapeutic purposes only, not for recreational use,” he said, according to Utusan Malaysia.
Zahidi also noted that there was a…