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Syed Saddiq Discusses Potential Benefits of Cannabis & Ketum With PM, Gets Positive Response

today14 April 2022

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Yesterday, Syed Saddiq took to Instagram and Twitter to announce that he had been in discussion with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob in regards to the country’s recent plan to research alternative medication.

β€œWe discussed industrial hemp, medical cannabis and ketum,” the tweet read.

The conversation took place when the young politician led the Malaysian Medical Cannabis Caucus. He stated that the Caucus trusts that taking on progressive research will greatly benefit the medical industry and boost the economy simultaneously.

Last year, members of Parliament from both sides of the political divide formed a bi-partisan parliamentary caucus over regulating the use of ketum and medical cannabis as among recognised forms of medicine in Malaysia.

The 9-member Medical Cannabis Caucus (MCC) is chaired by Syed Saddiq.

Azalina Othman Said, Kelvin Yii, and Khalid Samad were also present at the meeting at the Prime Minister’s…

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Written by: Lara Lee