Cabinet approves first Licence for Medical & Industrial use of ‘Hemp’ (Bhang)

Cabinet approves first Licence for Medical & Industrial use of 'Hemp' (Bhang)

The federal cabinet on Tuesday green-lighted the issuance of a first licence for medical and industrial use of hemp leaves, locally known as Bhang.

The Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) got approved the license in a meeting where the cabinet met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair in Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that the license will be available and shared the news, he said: “Cabinet has approved first License for @MinistryofST and PCSIR for industrial and medical use of Hemp, landmark decision ll place Pakistan in billions of USD CBD market…..”

Moreover Briefing In the Meeting:

The cabinet also briefed on the current situation in Karachi and moreover reviewed the overall country’s overall political and economic situation.

It was also briefed on the operation against encroachments on the capital’s Margalla Road, and outsourcing of the country’s major airports.

An annual report of the NEPRA and State of Industry was also presented in the meeting. The cabinet also endorsed the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) decisions.

The federal cabinet approved construction of high-rise buildings in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Multan and endorsed names for election to Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s (PPL) board of directors.