First legal crop of hemp ready for harvesting in Pakistan

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First legal crop of hemp ready for harvesting in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Dec 23,2021- The first legal crop of Bhang – hemp is ready for harvesting and its harvest inauguration ceremony will be held on Thursday.

According to the news agency, the first hemp crop cultivated in Pakistan has been legalized.

Formal inauguration of harvesting will be held in Rawat on December 23, where a festive event is being held for the inauguration.

Minister of Science and Technology, Shibli Faraz has invited the media for coverage.

The hemp cultivation plan is of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The legality of hemp varies widely among countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of Tetra hydro cannabinol (THC) and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content into commercial production.

Tetra hydro cannabinol is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis and one of at least 113 total cannabinoids identified in the plant.

Ministry of Science drafts Hemp (Bhang) policy

In 2020, the United Nations recommendation to remove hemp, and cannabis in general, from Schedule IV prohibition was successful. But completely removing hemp products containing predominantly cannabidiol and not more than 0.2% of THC from Schedule I was rejected by a majority of votes, meaning that hemp and extracts thereof will remain in some legal ambiguity under the current UN conventions.