Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Martha Stewart Defense?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Martha Stewart Defense?

Indonesian VP Sends Mixed Signals on Marijuana Use.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/2/2007)

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has adopted a "soft approach" on marijuana use, telling The Jakarta Post, "it's alright to use it as a food seasoning, but it should not be fully legalized,"

The Vice President's comments were apparently prompted by reports commissioned by Indonesian government agencies tasked with narcotics control that suggested a review of criminal penalties for the recreational use of marijuana.

The illicit weed is a popular additive in cooking in parts of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with one restaurateur commenting to the Jakarta Post, "marijuana is available in any Acehnese kitchen just like coriander. Marijuana is a widely-accepted cooking spice there."

A Word of Caution

The use and possession of marijuana and other narcotics remains against the law with harsh sanctions, including the death penalty, awaiting those caught using or dealing illicit drugs in Indonesia.

Currently, 3 Australians are on death row in Bali with 6 of their cohorts serving lengthy sentences for their roles in an effort to smuggle 8.3 kilograms of heroin on board a flight leaving Bali for Australia.

Bali's most celebrated convicted drug smugglers is Queenslander Shapelle Corby who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she was arrested with 4.2 kilograms of marijuana in her baggage upon arrival in Bali in October 2004.

Corby has steadfastly denied ownership of the illegal marijuana, claiming the contraband was unwittingly placed in her baggage during a flight changeover in Sydney.

Those hoping VP Kalla's public musing on marijuana might open a new legal front for Corby's defense will be frustrated by the Australian woman's adamant denial of ownership of the drugs found in her bag. Only by claiming knowledge of the drugs in her suitcase could Corby conceivably adopt a "Martha Stewart" defense; an argument that the 4.2 kilograms of marijuana were a key ingredient in tasty curries and stews.

On second thought, however, anyone seriously considering such a legal defense really needs to stop "smoking" in the kitchen.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Working to Preserve and Promote Bali Arts
Bale Banjar Culture Club to Feature Peter J. Wilson and Made Sidia – World Renowned Producers of Balinese Stage Performances
(4/15/2018)
Does Bali Already Have a Second International Airport?
Editorial: A Practical Perspective on a Second Airport for Bali
(4/15/2018)
Shopping on Touchdown in Bali
New Duty Free Shopping Area for International Passengers Arriving in Bali
(4/15/2018)
Seeking Wider Horizons of Understanding
TEDxUbud Event Set to Stimulate Innovation and Creativity on Saturday, May 5, 2018
(4/15/2018)
Keeping the News Cycle Positive
Udayana Military Commander Calls on Media to ’Self-Censor’ and Avoid Controversial Reporting in Run-Up to IMF-World Bank Meeting
(4/15/2018)
Fugitives No More
Fugitive German and Indonesian Wife Captured by State Prosecutors to Start Serving Prison Sentences Handed Down in Bali Property Scam
(4/15/2018)
Enhancing the Quality of Bali Visitors
Tourism Ministry Outlines How Bali Can Attract Higher Quality Tourist Visitors
(4/15/2018)
Roll Out the Barrels
Australian Government Assisting Bali in Conquering Mounting Trash Problem
(4/15/2018)
The Rainbow Connection
Green Peace’s Rainbow Warrior Uses Bali Visit to Fight Coal-powered Electricity, Plastic Pollution and Lend Support to ForBALI’s Fight Against Reclamation of Benoa Bay
(4/15/2018)
Friday the 13th in Bali
Tourist Bus Kills One Man and Damages 6 Cars and 2 Motorcycles in Spectacular Chain-Collision Near Bali’s GWK Monument
(4/15/2018)
3-Month Sticker Visas for Vehicles Visiting Bali
Bali Government Seeking to set 3-month Limit on the Amount of Time Cars Registered Outside Bali can Spend in the Province
(4/15/2018)
Shown the Door
North Bali Immigration Deports Dutch Husband and Wife for Illegally Operating Two Rental Villas
(4/15/2018)
All [News]!