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Syed Saddiq Appears At Court To Support Yasin Sulaiman, Calls For Cannabis-Related Law Amendment

today18 May 2022

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Malaysia’s law needs to change to acknowledge cannabis as an alternative therapy, saysΒ Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, chairman of the Medical Cannabis Caucus.

Over 40 developed nations, according to him, have altered their regulations surrounding the use of cannabis in healthcare.

As the minister stated in a tweet earlier today, β€œEven world health authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) endorse the use of medicinal marijuana.”

He added that other countries’ actions should be considered an impetus for Malaysian health organisations to begin providing this alternative medication immediately.

Syed Saddiq said he had addressed the problem with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob last month, and proposed that the Attorney-Chambers General’s be given the ability to give higher consideration to cases involving cannabis. It was also reported that the Prime Minister responded well to the…

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Written by: Lara Lee