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Malaysia will allow import and use of medicinal cannabis

Malaysia will allow the import and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes if the products comply with government regulations, Malaysiakini reports, citing Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

The sale of medical cannabis for treatments will require a prescription, and can only be done by a registered medical practitioner or licensed pharmacist, Khairy said in a written response to parliamentary questions.

Sellers with sufficient scientific evidence to use cannabis for medicinal purposes can apply for their product to be evaluated by the Drug Control Authority in order for it to be marketed in Malaysia, Khairy said.

Products containing cannabis must be registered with the country’s Drug Control Authority, and importers are required to have licenses and import permits.

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