Yasin Sulaiman Calls For Removal Of Cannabis From Narcotics List, Says “God Created It As A Remedy”
Singer Yasin Sulaiman’s prosecution case has reportedly been maintained under Section 6B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act (ADB) of 1952.
According to Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah, the charge against Yasin in the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court for growing 17 cannabis trees remains based on a chemical review he obtained yesterday afternoon.
Whereas Ariff Azami Hussein, Yasin’s lawyer, stated that his client had no objections to the implementation and thanked the prosecution for completing the chemical report in a timely manner.
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Yasin’s prevailing situation has made headlines once again.
He is seen beaming in a clip posted by Instagram Hlive, and he managed to communicate a message trying to persuade the Malaysian government to remove cannabis from the narcotics list as he was escorted out of the court room.
“Cannabis is not a narcotic, as the entire world is aware. Medical cannabis is legal in 40 developed nations. God did not make the cannabis tree unnecessarily; the cannabis tree is used for medical purposes.
“As a result, cannabis should be omitted of narcotics,” he explained.
The video has been shared across social media platforms, with netizens and fellow local celebrities nationwide sympathising with the fate that has befallen the beloved singer.
Upon being convicted of planting cannabis plants and distributing 214g of cannabis at his condominium in Kota Damansara, the artist now faces the possibility of death or life imprisonment.
Yasin was represented by lawyer Yusmadi Yusoff, who requested the court to grant his client bail as he only cultivated cannabis to treat bipolar disorder.
The artist’s message today is in line with a previous statement made by Muar MP Syed Saddiq, who urged Malaysian authorities to acknowledge cannabis as an alternative therapy earlier this year.
“Send my regards to Syed Saddiq” was the message Yasin had initially communicated to members of the media when he first arrived at the court complex on the morning of March 31.
The minister has also previously visited Yasin in court.
Additionally, on April 6, the Ministry of Health revealed that it is willing to work with any parties to research the use of marijuana and hemp in healthcare.
Meanwhile, the cultivation of hemp and cannabis was authorised by the Cabinet on April 25, much to the displeasure of netizens who were afraid that local authorities were incapable of handling the matter from a legal perspective.