Malaysia: MMJ Caucus meets PM to discuss policy issues

The Medical Cannabis Caucus (MCC) today held a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to discuss policy issues related to the hemp industry, medical cannabis and ketum for use in Malaysia.

The caucus in a statement today informed that during the meeting, the prime minister had given a positive response to the issues raised, and that the matter would be dealt with in further detail in the Cabinet Meeting.

“This is an industry that is being actively developed by many foreign countries. More than 40 countries have already allowed the use of cannabis for medicine. The market value of this industry has reached RM60 billion. In fact, neighbouring countries like Thailand are also studying this industry for their country.

“The MCC believes that Malaysia has great potential and opportunity in this industry for medical purposes and research, and is able to provide great benefits to the country,” according to the statement. According to the statement, the caucus also raised issues related to Malaysians charged in court and convicted of using cannabis for medical purposes during the meeting.


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