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Since his imprisonment, some politicians have requested that he be pardoned, as he distributed the cannabis oil to provide medical benefit to others.
Many Malaysian people have a negative perception of recreational cannabis and don’t want to see it legalised. The exception seems to be among students and according to one source, cannabis is readily available on campus, despite the risks involved.
Can you grow cannabis in Malaysia?
At present, it is illegal to grow any type of cannabis in Malaysia. This remains the case even if it’s industrial hemp and will be used for practical purposes only, such as building materials, rope or fabric production.
I am also a writer, and putting together a manuscript about the demonization of cannabis. I have a minor thyroid issue, but control anxiety and keep my mood stable with cannabis. These days I vaporize it, and give the residue to a friend, as it still has plenty of THC left. I’ve been growing my own for almost 30 years, small time.
did you try this?
Ad for CBD oils by CBD Oils Malaysia/Malaya Hemp. Image from: CBD Oils Malaysia FB page
Having said that, cultivating cannabis plants for medicinal/research purposes is allowed provided prior permission is obtained from the Health Ministry (although this has yet to happen).
Although different plants, Malaysian law treats both hemp and marijuana the same
As can be seen from the chart above, the main elements that differentiate between the two are the amounts of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (cannabidiol) compounds within the plant. THC, as mentioned above, is the psychoactive compound that makes you high, while CBD is the non-psychoactive stuff that doesn’t make you high, but has tons of medicinal uses (including for pain relief, anxiety, depression, cancer, diabetes, seizures, and many more).
Nurul Ain Sahbudin, a Malaysian-born UK citizen who co-founded CBD Oils Malaysia – Malaya Hemp with her husband and their friend. Image from: Oh Media
But arguably the most aggressive anti-cannabis/hemp movement happened in the United States. Harry Anslinger, director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics led a racism-based smear campaign in the 1930s to demonise the cannabis plant: