Singapore Investing in Medical Marijuana

One of the countries with the world’s harshest drug laws is planning to invest in medicinal pot.

Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) this month (Jan. 10) announced that it would develop synthetic cannabinoids, or chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant, as part of a broader S$25 million ($19 million) investment by the body into synthetic biology. The initiative will help boost Singapore’s push to develop a “bio-based economy,” and grow new industries and create jobs in a sustainable way.

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SOURCE: Steger, I. (2018, January 24). Quartz. A country that punishes drug traffickers with death is investing in medical marijuana. Retrieved from

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