The answer is yes, but only with permission from the Malaysian government. The tricky part is getting that permission in the first place: potential sellers have to obey strict rules, as well as provide scientific evidence on the safety and effectiveness of their product. So yes, the sale of cannabis products is completely legal, as long as the seller is registered with the government (although, growing and owning the plant itself without a permit is still illegal. Sorry, stoners).
Originating in Central Asia, its use for fibre was recorded in China as early as 2800 BCE, and there are also records of hemp being used there to treat pain in 2900 BCE. It later spread to the rest of Europe during the Middle Ages, and eventually the Americas in the 1500s.
Recently our Health Ministry announced that it would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp (a non-psychoactive strain of the cannabis plant) for the production of fibre and seeds solely for commercial purposes.
However, in places where it is legal, there are Malaysians thriving off hemp products
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Although we mentioned earlier that hemp contains little to no THC, it is still a natural by-product of the cannabis plant, and may still exist in trace amounts in a CBD-based hemp product. From a law enforcement perspective, this could pose some problems: in the US, people have been known to still test positive for THC after consuming hemp products. This, as claimed by a Brooklyn CBD shop owner, is a common occurrence. In fact, there have been cases of Americans testing positive for THC after consuming just one CBD gummy bear.
Hemp’s uses were (and still are) plentiful. It produces a strong and durable material, and is often used to make paper, ropes, sponges, canvases, fabrics, fuel, and lots, lots more. In fact, hemp was so significant in ancient Asian culture that Taoists even have a hemp goddess named Magu.
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” – quote from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
This can be your neighbour, your friend, that ex you dumped coz you cought her humping the neighbour so the list actually goes on and on.
KL Narcotics Chief ACP Wan Abdullah Ishak commented: “Marijuana is often brought in on small fishing boats through remote mangrove forests, so tracking them down is very difficult.” It arrives into the country from Thailand or Indonesia and is then distributed via a peer-to-peer network.
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.
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Until recently, if found in possession of 200 grams or more of cannabis, it was likely that you would be sentenced to death in Malaysia. The strict laws even decreed that the burden of proof didn’t fall on the prosecution – it was up to the accused to prove that the cannabis wasn’t theirs.
So it’s a big NO NO for buying seeds online and growing the plant for personal use then.. Damn
Chye also added that the data submitted must be in-line with products planned for use in the country. “Sometimes,” he said, “the studies conducted used different dosage for different indications. If we want to use it as a medicine, there must be a standard in the preparation and dosage aspect.”
You are right brother.