Indonesia

The Ongoing War To End Cannabis Prohibition In Indonesia

If you were charged with cannabis possession in Indonesia today, you would be facing 4-12 years in prison. This Southeast Asian nation has some of the strictest laws in the world and authorities do not yet consider cannabis a “soft drug” or even a potential medicine at this point. Despite that fact, Indonesia has an ongoing movement led by brave individuals who want to see the government recognize cannabis as a medicine. Green Flower spoke with Dania Putri, who is an Indonesian drug policy consultant involved with the ongoing battle to end cannabis prohibition in her country. Green Flower: Can […]

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Indonesia Takes Away “Medical Plant” Designation for Cannabis – High Times

Indonesia made a splash when a decree from earlier this year declaring cannabis a “medical plant” in the eyes of the government officially got on the public’s radar. Now, the Agricultural Ministry in Indonesia is revising this decree, as cannabis is still illegal in Indonesia with no legalization in sight.  The proclamation originally went viral via an Instagram post from the Nusantara Marijuana Network (LGN), a group that fights for cannabis legalization and advocacy in Indonesia. According to this degree, cannabis has been considered a medical plant since 2006 by the federal government; this just hasn’t necessarily been public knowledge. […]

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