Myanamar, While American Passport Holder Escapes Local Involved In Hemp Arrests Gets 20 Years

Myanamar, While American Passport Holder Escapes Local Involved In Hemp Arrests Gets 20 Years

Firstly see our story from last week. US Citizen On Cannabis Charge In Myanamar Flees Country On New US Passport A missing US citizen who was charged by a court in Myanmar with growing cannabis fled the country on a new passport and is now back in the United States, a source who personally knows him has confirmed to The Irrawaddy newspaper. Now we learn from the ABC…. A court in Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced a local employee of an American-owned hemp farm to 20 years in prison for violating drug laws concerning marijuana. Shein Latt was one of three people arrested last April when police raided the 20-acre (8-hectare) plantation on an industrial estate in central Myanmar. Police deemed the operation illegal because the farm was growing cannabis, which is against Myanmar law. Shein Latt said he was responsible for installing the farm’s irrigation system. “I want to say I strongly believe that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Thein Than Oo, a lawyer representing Shein Latt, said by phone after the sentencing. “We will carry out an appeal as soon as possible.” The company behind the enterprise, III M Global Nutraceutical, contended that the plants are hemp, a non-intoxicating form of cannabis that can be processed into CBD — cannabidiol — a compound that many believe has health benefits. Marijuana is another form of cannabis and is also a source of CBD. But it has psychoactive effects, causing a high. Myanmar law does not clearly distinguish it from hemp. The…

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