Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Marijuana as food seasoning

It's OK to use marijuana as food seasoning, Indonesian official says

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla says marijuana shouldn't be legalized, but it's OK to use the weed to spice up your food.

"There is no way (we can legalize marijuana)," he told reporters yesterday, according to The Jakarta Post. "It's alright to use it as a food seasoning, but it should not be fully legalized."

Under the country's tough drug laws, those convicted of growing marijuana face up to 10 years in prison. Despite this, locals say many people use marijuana when they're cooking.

"Marijuana is available in any Acehnese kitchen just like coriander," Ratna Dwikora, the owner of an restaurant in Jakarta, tells the Kompas newspaper, according to Reuters. "Marijuana is a widely-accepted cooking spice there," she tells the paper.


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