Change the laws regarding the use of medical marijuana, say netizens – Nation

PETALING JAYA: Users of social media require the laws to be adjusted to legalize the medical use of marijuana.

This follows the death penalty of Muhammad Lukman for the possession, processing and distribution of medical marijuana (cannabis oil).

On Facebook Monday (September 17) Noel Leong said it would be better to change the laws and to decriminalize some "recreational" drugs.

"Malaysia has one of the most stringent drug laws in the world, but it looks like we can not win the war on drugs, it's time to rethink and decriminalize some recreational drugs," he said.

Koo Yoon Boon reverberated Leong's sentiments and said that the current laws in the country were "primitive," inherited from colonial times.

He called on the legislators to accept the medical properties of marijuana.

Kev Mering added that if Muhammad Lukman could not be a free man, certain laws would have to be revised.

"Malaysia needs to keep up with the changing times as we understand things better." Marijuana is no worse than alcohol, but it needs control and regulation, "he said.

Meanwhile, Antaff Darius said that if the death sentence of Muhammad Lukman was confirmed, Malaysians and the country would regret her decision in the future.

"The new government must do something quickly to legalize and permit the strict authorization of cannabis oil for medical purposes," he said.

Eddie Lai said it would be a miscarriage if Mohammed Lukman was punished and asked for his release.

"It has been proven that cannabis oil cures cancer and this is something that giant pharmaceutical companies do not want to recognize. $ 107bill (RM442.74bil) is being given to cancer medicines worldwide and cannabis will cut their income," he claimed.

Azmi Mamat said that Malaysians sometimes have to use their "brains" to distinguish between drug trafficking and prescription drugs for medical purposes, especially medicines that help people in need.

"If we do not use our brains, we might be able to commit injustice to those who are innocent," he said.

Muhammad Lukman, a 29-year-old father of one, was arrested in December 2015 for possession of 3.1 liters of cannabis oil, 279 grams of compressed cannabis and 1.4 kg of dust with tetrahydrocan-nabinol (THC).

He was arrested by the police along with his five-month pregnant wife, who was later released, during a robbery at his home.

He received the death penalty from the Shah Alam High Court on 30 August.

A petition calling for the release of Muhammad Lukman has made rounds in social media with 41,137 signatures from Monday.

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar also said she would appeal to Attorney General Tommy Thomas to seek pardon for Mohammed Lukman.

Nurul Izzah has declared his death sentence as a miscarriage of justice.

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