Legislature panel to visit abroad to study Non-Narcotic uses of Cannabis cultivation
Shimla, July 4
A Legislature Panel, constituted by the government of Himachal Pradesh, is set to visit the United States and other nations to study the non-narcotic applications of cannabis cultivation in the state. Horticulture Minister Jagat Singh Negi, who chairs the panel, revealed this information during a press meet today.
Negi stated that the panel recently studied the cultivation of cannabis in the state of Uttarakhand and interacted with farmers affected by the ban on cannabis cultivation. The committee, comprised of Negi, Member of Assembly Sunder Singh Thakur from Kullu, Dr. Janak Raj, and Kewal Singh Pathania, also visited Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh to explore the potential for therapeutic and non-narcotic applications of cannabis in the state.
The minister emphasized that the government aims to examine whether cannabis cultivation can contribute to the state’s economy, while carefully considering all the necessary conditions for its plantation. The committee plans to gain an academic perspective by visiting foreign states and universities.
To ensure the prevention of social and criminal misuse, the committee is seeking feedback from countries where the use of cannabis is not considered contraband. They are conducting thorough research both within and outside the state to explore all possibilities and potential risks associated with cannabis cultivation.
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