Malaysia has recently been rocked by the case of a nasyid singer who planted his own cannabis plant due to mental health factors he faced.
Yasin, who was diagnosed with bipolar mental health, took the herbal initiative of cannabis as his alternative to more natural or drug-free mental health.
These side effects may vary according to the individual. The pain should not be an obstacle for a person to live a normal life and if the person was a productive and active before and now has to live a different life, this is something that is quite difficult to accept.
If there is a treatment that offers better health without the side effects why dont opportunity offered to Malaysians.
Luqman, Yasin Sulaiman both sought healing through herbs after the usual treatment could not promise a cure to them and were even arrested for growing cannabis for their own use.
This is something barbaric and concluded as unfortunate. Previously, charges of possession of cannabis in Thailand could involve the following penalties: For petty use of cannabis, the maximum sentence was imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to 10,000 Baht.
For possession of up to 10kg, the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to 50,000 baht. According to sources in neighboring countries who are beginning to realize the benefits of the plant, Thailand has allowed the use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes.
At the same time, the Thai government also wants to give the people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of cannabis and also improve the country’s economy by commercializing the herb.
Taking the example of neighboring countries, Malaysia should review this death penalty.There are many actually in need of this alternative cannabis treatment, if look at Facebook page itself there are those who set up group that try to provide public awareness about the use of cannabis or medical-cannabis treatment.
The author sees most of them are parents of pediatric patients with epilepsy, tourette syndrome who are hoping from the government to allow the use of medical grade cannabis in Malaysia.
By, Nourelhiddayah, Contributor