Global cannabis liberalisation poses a threat to CNB: Faishal Ibrahim

By Staff Writer

SINGAPORE— The international liberalisation trend for cannabis recreational use is one of three key challenges facing the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), said Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State for Home Affairs.

Speaking on Monday (31 May) at CNB’s workplan seminar 2021, Associate Professor Faishal noted that Canada, Uruguay and some US states have legalised cannabis for recreational use. Thailand has legalised cannabis for “so-called medical use”, and allowed the cultivation of up to six cannabis plants per household, he said.

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