In an unprecedented and progressive step, the Govt of Pakistan just approves licensing for Cannabis use in Pakistan.
As per the Federal Minister of Science & Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the Govt of Pakistan is looking into alternative means of production. What is considered to be a taboo in many cultures, Cannabis (Hemp) or ‘Bhang’ as known in Urdu, will be the new product of choice when it comes to finding ways to better the country’s economy.
Cannabis a flowering plant that is used for both recreational drugs and non-drug use is being considered as the new cash crop for Pakistan. Consequently, the Federal Minister tweeted about it.
Licenses from Pakistan Govt soon to be available for Cannabis based work
As per Fawad Chaudhry, the Government is looking into giving licenses for work in the field of Cannabis. The Industrial and Medical uses of Cannabis are large in number. The industry is worth billions of dollars and can benefit the economy by leaps and starts.
Moreover, the decision was taken by the Federal Cabinet that comprises of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his band of portfolio-holders. The Ministry of Science and Technology has seen an innovative spark since Fawad Chaudhry has come around.
This landmark decision was not taken keeping recreational use in mind. Cannabis, with street names of Marijuana, Weed, and Kush, has recently become one of Pakistan’s recent biggest drug influxes. Ranging from 2500-8000 a gram in respective of which city and what quality the drug is, Weed has already established itself in Pakistan.
However, there’s nothing to worry about. The purpose of the Pakistan Govt as it approves Cannabis to enter this market is for industrial and medical use. They can help in making of right medicine for concerned diseases. As well as be used as a source of food.
Concrete-like blocks made with hemp and lime have been used as an insulating material for construction. The fibre of the Hemp can be used to make clothes and shoes.
In an overall scenario, this step seems one in the right direction. With the government looking into alternative markets to better the economy of the country should be lauded.
Previously, Karachi was voted the second most Cannabis consuming city in the world.