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Gov’t targeting farmers in Regions six and 10 for Hemp industry

Hemp cultivation is expected to soon be legalised in Guyana and according to Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, farmers from Regions six and 10 will be among the first to be targeted for this fairly new industry.

Dr Jagdeo posited that the legislation will soon be tabled in the National Assembly while highlighting that the Government has realized that this industry “can generate a lot of employment.”

“We want to target Region 10 and Region six, the workers who were laid off in Berbice, the sugar belt and Region 10 where you have employment to start licensing people to grow that.”

The Hemp industry has been indicated as one of the most profitable sectors of the country’s economy.

Furthermore, the byproduct of this plant can be used for several medicinal purposes.

President Dr Irfaan Ali earlier this month had committed to meeting with marijuana farmers to get them to join this industry since the use of this drug will result in social consequences.


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