The Fijian Parliament last Friday approved an amendment to the Drugs Act to decriminalize hemp and pave the way for the industrial use of the plant in the country.
According to the amendment, Cannabis plants containing up to 1% THC will be exempt from the Illegal Drug Control Act.
“The government will also amend the Customs (Prohibited Imports and Exports) Regulations 1986, to make industrial hemp a conditional import item,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.
Industrial hemp will only be allowed into the country for cultivation and export purposes, once tests carried out by an independent laboratory have confirmed that the THC content is below 1%,” he said. added.
“We worked closely with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to get the Fiji National University School of Agriculture to grow these industrial hemp seeds,” said Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister of the Economy of the archipelago.
“Once we have them in hand, we will distribute these seeds to the farms.”
“We plan to source these seeds from Canada, where you can find some of the highest quality hemp varieties in the world. »