Selangor to be world’s biggest marijuana producer?

On March 20, Jeram assemblyman Mohd Shaid Rosli was greeted with laughter in Parliament after suggesting marijuana plantation in Selangor.


In his debate, he pointed out Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which allowed the government to plant marijuana for medical purposes.


Medically, marijuana is used for its chemical called cannabinoids which can be processed into medicines to reduce pain and inflammation, among others.


In addition, the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes have been legalized in some countries, such as Canada, Uruguay, and a number of states in the US.


While the marijuana plantation can be lucrative, Ijok assemblyman Dr Idris Ahmad refuted that there is also the issue of drug abuse.


Previously, Mohd Shaid became the center of controversy when 1,000 schoolbags donated for Tamil and Chinese school students in Jeram had his face printed on them.


He was criticised by Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy CEO Azrul Mohd Khalib for trying to turn the charity into an electoral campaign.


Mohd Shaid shot down the accusation, claiming that it was just an error in the printing.


Shortly after, he contributed 10,000 school uniforms with his name glued to the collars to help underprivileged students.


With Mohd Shaid’s self-promotion in the past, will the people take his idea of establishing a marijuana plantation for medical purpose seriously?