Thailand on Tuesday became the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighbouring Malaysia.
In the U.S., medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, though the laws governing what's permitted vary from state to state, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Lukman's case acted as a catalyst for the reassessment of medicinal cannabis legal in the country. In a 166 to 0 vote, the National Legislative Assembly approved regulations that would let citizens use cannabis under medical supervision, and is expected to be implemented next year. Those caught trafficking marijuana in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia can be subject to the death penalty.
Though many countries have eased up law to use cannabis for medicinal purposes, Canada, Uruguay and South Africa are the only 3 countries where the use of recreational cannabis is legal.
Thailand's legislature legalises medical use of marijuana
In the United Kingdom, the government approved medical marijuana earlier this year and became available on 1 November to patients with a prescription. Incidentally, cannabis and kratom are locally grown plants, which are traditionally used as a painkiller and a stimulant.
Purveyors, producers and researchers will need licenses to handle the drugs, while end-users will need prescriptions.
Reliable sources claimed that public hearings exhibited overwhelming support for the measure. Most recently, Britain started allowing physicians to prescribe cannabis for medical use to their patients last month.
Additionally, a British man told the BBC earlier this month that he faced up to 15 years in an Indonesian prison after he was arrested with cannabis oil that he used to treat chronic arthritic pain.