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Cabinet Approves Introduction of Bills to Provide for Economic Processing and Exportation of Cannabis

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Cabinet at its 18th meeting approved, in principle, to the introduction of Bills in Parliament to provide for cultivation, processing and exportation of cannabis for economic and medicinal purposes

Updated on : 25-08-2020


Cabinet Approves Introduction of Bills to Provide for Economic Processing and Exportation of Cannabis

Cabinet at its 18th meeting on 10th August, 2020, approved, in principle, the introduction of Bills in Parliament to provide for cultivation, processing and exportation of cannabis for economic and medicinal purposes in accordance with the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.

Cabinet further approved the incorporation of relevant pieces of legislation aimed at domestication of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs by the introduction of an Agency which shall designate land for cultivation and issue licences to cultivators and the definition of cannabis to provide for medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp, separately.

Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya said the Government had identified cannabis as an economic commodity that has the potential to contribute positively to the development of the country.

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