The number of marijuana seizures has reached a new high. On March 28, Taiwan’s High Prosecutor’s Office released the 111-year domestic drug situation analysis report, which puts forward warnings and countermeasures for marijuana abuse.

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[Reporter Wu Zhengfeng/Taipei Report] Today (15th) some groups marched around the Legislative Yuan and Ketagalan Avenue in front of the Presidential Palace to support the "decriminalization of marijuana".

The competent authority of the Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Drug Hazards stated that my country's listing of marijuana drugs is in line with the world's anti-drug trend and firmly opposes the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Ministry of Justice pointed out that in order to avoid misunderstandings by the public, the Ministry of Justice reiterated the government's anti-drug stance, and resolutely opposes the decriminalization of marijuana based on the maintenance of people's health and social stability.

The regulation of marijuana drugs in our country is in line with the world's anti-drug trend. The use of marijuana is a drug crime, and the public should not defy the law.

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The Ministry of Justice first stated that marijuana is harmful to people's health, and most countries in the world still use it as a drug. The "2021 World Drug Problem Report" released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on June 24, 2021 pointed out that in the past 24 years, there have been Evidence links cannabis use to a variety of health and other harms in humans, particularly among chronic, regular users.

It is obvious that most countries in the world still regulate marijuana as a "drug". Therefore, the regulation of marijuana in our country is in line with the world's anti-drug trend.

Secondly, in accordance with the Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Drug Hazards, after joint deliberation by the "Drug Review Committee" composed of scholars and experts in psychiatry, pharmacology and toxicology, and representatives of various government agencies, it was determined that the use of marijuana is indeed addictive, and It is a hallucinogen of the central nervous system. In addition to causing harm to the health of the user, its hallucinatory effect can also cause abnormal perception. This is often one of the causes of public dangers such as traffic accidents, so it should still be listed. Tube as a second-level drug to actively prevent poisoning.

Third, the use of cannabinoid preparations can still be legally applied for medical purposes, regardless of whether marijuana is decriminalized.

Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabinoids can be used for medical purposes according to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law; as for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), although it is a second-class drug, it has medical effects on certain epilepsy symptoms, and medical personnel can rely on it. Controlled drug management regulations require application for use.

Therefore, cannabinoid preparations are not completely prohibited medically, which is obviously different from drug crimes that simply use marijuana.

The Ministry of Justice emphasized that the government opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in order to protect the health of the people and ensure social stability. The possession of marijuana is a drug crime. In addition to continuing to strictly investigate and arrest, the prosecutors, police and law enforcement agencies will strengthen border protection and comprehensive sweeps in the country, work hard to trace the source and eliminate the root cause, and do everything possible to suppress the spread of any drugs, and adhere to the drug-free home policy.

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