What Is Nepal’s Cannabis Farming & Production Bill ?
What is cannabis farming and production bill? The bill, registered in the Lower House of parliament, seeks to regulate and promote the cultivation and trade of cannabis in Nepal. It proposes encouraging farmers to engage in commercial cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. It is not clear whether the bill seeks to legalise cannabis for recreational purposes as well. The bill proposes setting up a board at the centre and agriculture knowledge centres in the districts. These centres can issue licences to farmers for the production and sale of cannabis. The bill proposes restricting farmers from cultivating only cannabis in their farmlands to ensure crop diversification. Likewise, a household can grow up to six cannabis plants without permission. But for engaging in commercial cultivation, the farmer must be of age 18 or above and acquire licence. A bill registered at Nepal’s parliament to legalize production, sales of cannabis KATHMANDU, March 3 (Xinhua) — Forty four years after Nepal banned cannabis, a serious effort has been made to lift the ban on the product in the Himalayan country. Sher Bahadur Tamang, a lawmaker from the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Monday registered a bill at the Nepal’s parliamentary secretariat with the provision of legalizing cannabis for production, sales, medical use and scientific research. Nepal’s Narcotics Drugs Control Act 1976 has criminalized the sale, cultivation and consumption of cannabis. “The main reason behind registering the bill to legalize the cultivation and sales of cannabis is that it has proved to be…
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