South Africa| Licence applications for growing dagga for medicinal purposes to be issued soon | The Citizen

The growing of cannabis will not be a free for all as the department has to guard against the abuse of dagga(cannabis)

Potential growers of cannabis for medicinal purposes could apply for licences before the year is out, it emerged in Parliament on Wednesday.

Briefing the portfolio committee on health, the Medicines Control Council’s Griffiths Molewa said they would approve regulations in the next few weeks.

Proposed guidelines for growing cannabis for medicinal purposes was published for comment in March. Hundreds of comments were received, including 175 from members of the public, 221 from associations and NGO’s, four from industry associations and two from government departments..



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