Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said products containing cannabis for medicinal purposes can be imported and consumed in Malaysia if products complies with the law

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The Staits Times reports…..KUALA LUMPUR: Laws that regulate cannabis and its by-products in Malaysia, including the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Poisons Act 1952 and the Sale of Drugs Act 1952, do not prohibit the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said products containing cannabis for medicinal purposes could be imported and consumed in Malaysia if the product complied with the law. Khairy said this in a written reply to Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman(Independent-Muar) who had asked the ministry to state Malaysia’s position on hemp or medical marijuana’s use as an alternative medicine. Syed Saddiq had previously drawn on its use as an alternative medicine and its recognition by the international medical community. MORE NEWS Fix old issues in MySejahtera before introducing new features, KJ told Khairy: Call me evil if you want, but I am not budging Increase in Health Ministry’s allocation a boost to medical, public health, says Khairy MMA hopes Khairy can resolve issues involving healthcare profession, ecosystem Later, the former youth and sports minister took to Twitter to say he was really impressed by the health minister’s response to his question, commending the ministry’s data and science-driven decision-making process. “(This means) medical cannabis is allowed when prerequisite conditions are met. If it can be proven via science, (it) can be registered. (And, the) government will facilitate (this).” Khairy in his statement, however, asserted that cannabis-containing products should be registered with the Drug Control Authority (DCA) as prescribed by the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulation 1984 under the Sale of Drugs Act. It also can only be imported by those who have a license and import permit under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulation, the Poisons Act as well as the Dangerous Drugs Act. The wholesale trade of the product must also…

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