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FJ: Lawmaker suggests to replace the sugar industry with industrial hemp

Opposition Whip, Lynda Tabuya, thinks that Government should invest in Industrial Hemp to replace the sugar industry as the backbone of the economy.

Delivering her response to the President’s speech yesterday, she said if there was no money or knowledge to invest in the flailing sugar economy then an alternative should be identified.

“I won’t delve into legalising marijuana (medical or otherwise) like my esteemed colleague Honourable Nawaikula has… well at least not now, but I would like to point out the reasons why I believe Hemp can save our country,” Ms Tabuya said.

“I first came across the innovative idea of industrial hemp replacing sugar after an ADB study recommended it as a replacement for sugar in Fiji nearly two decades ago.”

Read more at fijisun.com.fj


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