KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — So far no companies have registered with the Health Ministry to use cannabis-based (marijuana) products for medical purposes, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
“Previously there was one foreign company that registered with the ministry to import such products to Malaysia many years ago.
“But I think after that they didn’t renew their licence. So at the moment, there is none,” he said after launching an online health platform OurCheckup here today.
Dr Lee said that while the government did not prevent the use of cannabis-based products for medical purposes to be marketed openly, prior approval should be obtained from the ministry.