Self-cultivation in Malaysia for medicinal purposes?
Cannabis plants can be cultivated for medicinal and research purposes, with the consent of the Malaysian Minister of Health.
The Director General of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK), Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah, said that the law provided for a provision to plant cannabis with specific conditions or authorization.
“Recently, I read in the press about the success of Malaysians living abroad in the production of cannabis oil. I wonder if that can also be replicated here in Malaysia. Said Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah, Director General of Malaysia's National Anti-Drug Agency.
“If we look at the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1952, cannabis plants can be cultivated for medicinal purposes (…), hence the importance of first obtaining the approval of the Minister of Health”, he added.
From Malaysia to the United Kingdom
At the CBD (Cannabidiol) press conference, the success story of three Malaysians living in the UK for 15 years caught the attention of local media last June.
The Malaysians, made up of couple Abdul Halim Pauzi and Nurul Ain Sahbudin, and their friend Mohd Roslan Abdullah, not only studied the effectiveness of cannabis oil in medicine, but they also obtained a license to market the product in 50 other countries of the European Union.
“Maybe one day Malaysia could be an exporter of cannabis oil, but based on regulations set by the authorities. »Concluded the Director General of AADK
Indeed, Zulkifli Abdullah said that while cannabis plants are able to provide medicinal values, something needs to be done to ensure that they are grown well and comply with legal requirements.
Parents: an indispensable implication
Zulkifli Abdullah said that under the new law drawn up
to deal with drug problems at an early stage, parents or other caregivers may be required to attend mandatory counseling sessions. Objective: to treat drug problems at an early stage.
Thanks to the counseling sessions, it will then be possible to identify the problems and each actor will have to appropriate his own role in the process. Obviously, prevention starts at home.