Singapore’s comprehensive approach to tackling both drug supply and demand has allowed us to remain relatively drug-free.
Singapore’s drug control policies are also underpinned by evidence and research. A literature review conducted by the Institute of Mental Health experts (published in 2016) affirmed the addictive and harmful nature of cannabis, and that it damages the brain. There is insufficicent evidence to support the medical efficacy of cannabis.
These findings corroborate Singapore’s position that cannabis should remain an illicit drug. Decriminalisation and legalisation of cannabis is not the way to go, especially when our drug situation is well under control.
Click here for the link to the Institute of Mental Health’s study : “A Literature Review on Medical Cannabis”.