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Indonesia Court Rejects Push to Allow Medical Use of Cannabis

  • Court asks the government to review how it labels cannabis
  • A change in category would enable medical use of marijuana

Indonesia’s constitutional court ruled that existing laws on narcotics are constitutional, rejecting requests to use marijuana for medical purposes.

The country’s top court did crack the door for potential future use of cannabis for health conditions by ordering the government to review the way it categorizes narcotics. A change in the existing classification would be needed to allow medical marijuana to become available in Indonesia, presiding judge Anwar Usman said in the ruling on Wednesday.