Netflix Caves to Singapore’s No-Weed-Shows Demands
While shows like Cooking on High, Disjointed, and The Legend of 420 are some of the most popular on Netflix, not everyone wants them to air. Namely, the Singapore government, according to a story on Marijuana Moment. And Netflix has answered the demands of Singapore by pulling these weed-related shows from its streaming service in that country. In addition to marijuana-related content, the Singapore government also demanded Netflix remove The Last Temptation of Christ and The Hangover from their programming in their country.
As reported previously, Singapore is well-known for enforcing some of the toughest drug laws in the world. And apparently, they don’t even want their citizens to see drug use on their televisions. The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in Singapore says that, “…marijuana use causes damage to society.” Numerous studies that show cannabis use does not result in increased use among youth, and that it does not increase crime rates in areas where it is legal, fall on deaf ears for Singapore’s restrictive government.