Federal Government decides to form ‘Bhung Authority’ in the country
Ministry of Science and Technology has made a policy to set up a “Bhung Authority”. According to the report, the government will introduce a National Hemp and Cannabis Authority and its Board of Governor will be comprised of secretaries of six ministries.
While the Anti-Narcotics Department will monitor the procurement of cannabis, import of its seeds, and the cultivation and transportation.
ANF will also conduct an audit of the seeds that will be introduced by the investors in the country.
As per the policy, the authority will issue licenses for industrial hemp and cannabis that will be issued for the next 15 years to the investors.
The license holder will be authorized to import and cultivate the purchase of cannabis and the Ministry of Food will issue the No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the import or export of cannabis seeds.