JAN. 2016 - CANNABIS IN INDONESIA: PATTERNS IN CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTION, AND POLICIES
Cannabis use has never
posed major problems in Indonesia, yet prohibitionist policies
prevail. Despite the high prevalence of cannabis use, local or
national discussions on cannabis policies are nearly non-existent,
exacerbated by strong anti-drug views and public institutions'
failure to design and implement comprehensive policies based on
Government attempts to
alleviate prison overcrowding by sending users to rehabilitation
centres have triggered many criticisms, mainly due to their
problematic methods (such as forced urine tests and breaches of
patient condentiality) and the questionable effectiveness of
mandatory rehabilitation programmes, especially as the majority of
cannabis users do not develop problematic use.
researchgate.net, Dania Putri & Tom Blickman, January 2016