June 23, 2020, 04.18 PM

The National Narcotics Agency or BNN classified marijuana as a Type I narcotic, ruling out its use for medical purposes. The agency further justified its stance with a 2009 law on narcotics. 

The agency defied calls by civil society groups and activists to decriminalize medical use of marijuana.

However, the agency still permits the use of the substance for experimental purposes by government laboratories. 

(Writer: Sigiranus Marutho Bere/ Editor : Robertus Belarminus)


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