Southeast Asia: Malaysia Bans Marijuana Magazines 4/28/06

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The Malaysian government has banned the publication and distribution of three magazines that celebrate the marijuana culture effective April 13, the Bernama Malaysian News Agency reported. The venerable "High Times" and its competitors "Cannabis Culture" (Canada) and "Weed World" (England) are now verboten in Kuala Lumpur.

In an April 19 statement, the Malaysian Internal Security Ministry said the magazines threatened national security and morality and banned them under the country's Control of Undesirable Publications Act. The ban -- which ironically was passed in the year 1984 -- covers the import, publication, reproduction, sale, or possession of the three magazines.

It's not enough that Malaysian marijuana lovers face arrest and imprisonment for the weed. Now they also face the prospect of being busted for "possession of High Times."

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