Cannabis-laced 'cancer cure'

Cannabis-laced 'cancer cure'

A "cancer-curing" medicine was found to be no more than an expensive painkiller, with cannabis, anaesthetic and antibiotics as its main ingredients.

The medicine was being sold online by a man in Klang Valley who called himself a scientist.

Metro Ahad reported that the man, in his 30s, made the brown liquid at home and stored it in 500ml plastic bottles to be sold online.

He would charge RM1,200 (S$460) per bottle for the "medicine".

A reporter who posed as a buyer was told that the man could only make 10 bottles every three days and that he received his supply from three cannabis farms.

The reporter was advised to mix 5ml of the liquid with other drinks and consume it at least twice a day before meals, depending on the stage of the cancer.

The Health Ministry's Pharmaceu­tical Services Division had carried out tests on the medicine and found that it contained cannabis, turmeric, anaesthetics and antibiotics.

Its deputy director (enforcement) Mazlan Ismail said the liquid was merely a painkiller, similar to morphine.

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