Death for cannabis? Malaysia law requires hanging!
“Death by hanging is the only sentence provided for offenses under Section 39B (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1952,” said Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir, reports Bernama, the official Malaysian national news agency.”
I am still troubled by being arrested and serving 8 months for simple possession of 2 grams of weed when I was in Utah. I was shocked that last year in June I got arrested for simply protesting in Springville Utah. But NOTHING that I have been through for cannabis compares to what these two harmless people are going through in Malaysia!
This Wednesday (tomorrow) we will be featuring friend and major inspiration for the show, Ray Christl.
We are going to talk about the ASEAN-NORML foundation in Asia which must be a very difficult role in activism seeing that the punishment is so great.
Ray may not be able to make it, and we also have a new guest lined up Patrick Duff.
Wednesday 2pm PST 2/2/11