Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin says the government will review the Dangerous Drugs Act and the Poisons Act to regulate the medical use of marijuana and ketum. The government will review the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the Poisons Act 1952 to regulate cannabis and ketum for medical use, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said. Cannabis, or marijuana, is currently banned under the Dangerous Drugs Act that imposes extremely harsh penalties for the use of illegal narcotics. Possession of 20g to less than 50g of cannabis is punishable with imprisonment of two to five years and whipping. Possession of 200g or more of cannabis is presumed to be trafficking, which is punishable with a mandatory death sentence. “We will review the Dangerous Drugs Act and the Poisons Act so that regulation of the use of substances like cannabis and ketum for medicinal purposes can be adapted according to scientific evidence and data, as well as the latest research, on their use,” Khairy said in his New Year message last Thursday to Ministry of Health (MOH) staff, according to a transcript of his speech provided to the press.
Cannabis Law Report, 01/16/2022 20:31:00