Indonesian activist prepares ground for future cannabis industry

Indonesia has a climate that allows the plant to grow naturally and in abundance, allowing many people to take advantage of its medicinal properties
The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

indonesia lgnAs Thailand begins to follow the global trend of relaxing laws around medicinal cannabis, a Jakarta-based activist is campaigning to change public perceptions and Indonesian policy so that patients suffering from chronic disease and pain can also access the potentially life-changing treatment. Dhira Narayana of Lingkar Ganja Nusantara, Indonesia’s cannabis movement, has been working with a network of NGOs, volunteers, patients and doctors to research how a domestic medicinal cannabis market might look and what needs to change for it to become a reality. “We want to prepare the ground for future industries by focusing on research into medical benefits from our local cannabis plant,” he said