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No Submissions for Medical Cannabis Studies So Far Despite Opening Since Nov, Says KJ

today8 April 2022


source: Sinar Harian

In November last year, Khairy Jamaluddin stirred curiosity among citizens when he explained that so long as it is in accordance with the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Poisons Act 1952 or the Sale of Drugs Act 1952, the use of medical marijuana is allowed in Malaysia.

He said this in response to Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who previously urged the government to take steps towards legalising the ethical use of marijuana and hemp.

source: Stadium Astro

Following this, he stated that the Health Ministry is open to conducting clinical research to verify the medicinal properties of marijuana and will therefore accept submissions from the public to aid their research.

However, in a tweet he published this morning, Khairy explained that the ministry has yet to receive full submissions, despite the matter garnering loads of attention and interest among netizens when it was first announced.


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Written by: Lara Lee

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