As countries across the world relax their cannabis laws, there are still places where the risk is so high it makes you realize how far the global cannabis rights movement still has to go. Take Malaysia, for example.
Malaysia is notorious for its harsh drug laws
Muhammad Lukman was convicted of possessing, processing, and distributing cannabis oil and the Shah Alam High Court sentenced him to death by hanging on Aug. 30. He had 3 L of cannabis oil and 279 g of compressed cannabis.
Lukman says he was not selling the cannabis oil for a profit- it was for medical reasons and in cases when patients couldn’t afford it, he’d give it away for free. Patients also testified on how using cannabis oils improved their quality of life, but the judge ruled against it because cannabis for medical use is not recognized by the Ministry of Health (at least in Malaysia. Medical cannabis is legal in dozens of countries across the world, including Canada and parts of the USA).