OYOGist.com has learned that a regulation that would certainly have substantial impact on the nation’s pharmaceutical industry is now in the legal bill of the House of Representatives. Titled “The Marijuana Control Bill, 2020,” the Bill seeks to regulate the farming, ownership, availability and trade in cannabis for medical as well as research study functions.
Funded by Hon. Princess Miriam Onuoha, the member representing Isiala Mbano/ Onuimo/Okigwe government constituency of Imo State; the Bill has actually been presented for a debate in the National House of Reps. Cannabis is one of the psychotropic substances that are categorized as illicit in Nigeria. But lots of people have continued to illegally expand as well as sell it throughout the nation. Cannabis has likewise, for several years constituted the highest seizure of immoral drugs by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Hon. Princess Onuoha stated that part of the goals of the Bill is to include a registration and licensing system for Marijuana farmers and processors; establish a registration and also licensing system for Cannabis famers and to regulate the cultivation, processing, schedule and trade of Cannabis for clinical objectives as well as promote public awareness concerning the farming, handling, accessibility and possession of Cannabis for medical and also research study as well as its use in regards to medical or health and wellness objective.
The Costs had currently been hailed by the Civil Culture Company Stakeholders on Farming for Medical Usage Campaign, which defined it as a “strategic” bill that would certainly unlock the capacities of cannabis. It likewise contacted the legislature to guarantee the bill becomes law as soon as possible. If passed into law, it would certainly make farming and the sale of marijuana lawful, although under strict regulations.
The development and use of cannabis would certainly be strictly managed by pertinent firms of the federal government which shall have powers to sign up as well as issue licenses to farmers, cpus, as well as individuals while also establishing understanding on the development as well as its use.
It would certainly also be the tasks of the relevant firms to advise the federal and also the state governments on matters relating to Marijuana cultivations, producers, suppliers as well as users, and inform the masses on the healthy, balanced and also undesirable use of Marijuana.
To avoid bad guys benefiting from the regulation, the Bill sets conditions for issuance of licenses, which should include a nationwide identification card, certificate of excellent conduct from the Lawbreaker Examination Department or DSS and also a suggestion from a medical practitioner of not much less than five years’ experience.