Latest NewsGovt to Form Authority to Legalize ‘Bhang’ Production

Govt to Form Authority to Legalize ‘Bhang’ Production

Islamabad: Ministry of Science and Technology has decided to form an authority to legalize and simplify the farming and usage of marijuana (Bhang), ARY News reported.

According to facts, the authority would issue licenses to producers and farmers to produce marijuana (Bhang) for medical and industrial usage. The license for marijuana (Bhang) production would be feasible for 15 years.

The authority would issue five diverse varieties of licenses containing an industrial, medical, processing, research and development license. The special authorization for the export of marijuana issued by the Department of Commerce.

The Science and Technology ministry would forward the policy to the cabinet for sanction.

Previously in Dec 2021, the PTI government’s Ministry of Science and Technology formulated Pakistan’s first hemp policy for the cultivation of Bhang for medicinal and industrial use.

Under the National Hemp Policy that forwarded to the federal cabinet for approval.

The regulatory authority set up with a one-window operation to ease investors.

Science and Technology Minister Shibli Faraz said that:

The government had been getting innumerable applications for the cultivation of hemp leaves. In the first phase, he added that 100 firms given licenses for the purpose.

He said the hemp policy verbalized in consultation with all the stakeholders, containing the education, commerce and anti-narcotics ministries.

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