In his maiden speech in the House of Assembly, Weir said: “We have an abundance of opportunities when it comes to unlocking and giving people the chance to grow medical marijuana, simply because of the value chain that follows.”
The suggestion has been made by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, who said the paradigm shift must be made to embrace the new possibilities in agriculture.
Looking at the value-added factor in the spin-off products such as cosmetic oils and massage creams that could be derived from marijuana grown for medicinal purposes, the minister said: “We have no time to waste making sure that we can get medical marijuana growing.”
He said the legislative framework would first have to be examined, with the Ministry of Health also involved in the process.
This was all part of the ideas for the “breaking of new soil” advanced by Weir as he shared his plan for the advancement of agriculture.
Source – Nation News
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