Sending wrong signal on cannabis use

In a commentary, SMU Associate Professor of Law Eugene Tan discussed the issues raised in the debate on the extraterritorial reach of Singapore laws, following the admission by three national swimmers that they had consumed controlled drugs while abroad. He explained why there is a need for the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) to have extraterritorial reach. Assoc Prof Tan opined that SportSG’s decision on the national swimmers who took controlled drugs overseas suggests muddled thinking and risks undermining Singapore's zero-tolerance stance on drug abuse. He urged the relevant authorities to reinforce public consensus on the drug scourge in all sectors of life instead of sending mixed signals.
The Straits Times