Malaysia: MCMC asked to block marijuana-promoting FB account

NUSAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been urged to block a Facebook page which is actively promoting marijuana or cannabis as a medicinal herb.

Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Hamid Jumat (BN-Kempas) said the Facebook administrator used the name MalaysianMedicalMarijuana to inform the public that marijuana was not a dangerous drug but that it possessed high medicinal properties.

"This contradicts the national drug policy where marijuana is cited under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

"The Facebook page in Bahasa Malaysia supports the efforts of various parties globally in their bid to legalise marijuana or cannabis and requests the the United Nations Organisation to respect countries which had lifted the ban on marijuana," he said during the debate in the Johor State Assembly here today.

As such, he appealed to MCMC to block the Facebook account immediately as the facts given had not been proven and were...

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