Indonesia: Govt to Study Costs, Benefits of Legalizing Cannabis for Medical Use

Indonesia: Govt to Study Costs, Benefits of Legalizing Cannabis for Medical Use
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Is the Thai effect already happening? The Indonesians are notoriously harsh on cannabis so even the fact there is an announcement  is very interesting. With a population of nigh on 275 million this woulkd make the country the second biggest medical cannabis market on the planet if there were progress. THE JAKARTA POST JUNE 29, 2022 Jakarta. The government has revealed a plan to review the marijuana ban in Indonesia, marking a shift in tone that many hope would pave the way for the use of the addictive substance for medical purposes in the country. “The government will first study the legality of marijuana for medical purposes. We will see the pros and cons,” Tubagus Erif Faturahman, the head of public relations at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, said in a statement on Wednesday. “If there are indeed many positives, the government will certainly legalize marijuana for medical use. That too with strict mechanisms and regulations to avoid [misuses],” Tubagus said. Indonesia recognizes marijuana as narcotics and has banned its use for recreational or medical purposes. Still, that has not dissuaded civil activists from campaigning for legalizing marijuana, especially for the latter. Tubagus’s comment came after a public plea of parents couple to a cerebral palsy patient went viral earlier this week. The husband-wife pair Sunarta and Santi Warastuti walked to the Constitutional Court on International Anti-Narcotics Day on Sunday. At that time, Santi was walking carrying a placard, “Please, my child needs medical marijuana.” Famous singer Andien Aisyah posted a picture of the mother carrying the placard on her Instagram account, drawing comments from the authorities and the public alike. Chief Comr. Endra Zulpan, the head of public relations at the Jakarta Police, said the police would have to arrest anyone if they used marijuana today, even for medical purposes. “Cannabis is still prohibited. If you…

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