How Pakistan is trying to boost industrial hemp production

A man walks by industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) plants at the Agropolis parc of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Viladecans, near Barcelona, on September 24, 2020. (AFP/File)
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Updated 01 January 2021
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How Pakistan is trying to boost industrial hemp production

January 1: Deutsche Welle states that Pakistan's government announced in September that it would allow the industrial production of hemp, a type of cannabis plant containing cannabidiol (CBD) that advocates say has numerous medicinal and relaxing properties. Hemp, however, does not contain significant quantities of high-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  

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