Bhutan govt. mulls over legalizing cannabis

The government delayed tabling the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (NDPSS) Act of Bhutan, as it is considering the medicinal benefits of cannabis oil and its economic benefits, according to Foreign Minister Dr. Tandi Dorji.

He said this in response to the Drametse-Ngatshang MP Ugyen Wangdi’s question on when the government is submitting the Bill for amendment. Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering, during the presentation of the State of the Nation report last year, said that the government was going to table the Act for amendment.

The foreign minister said: “The lack of expertise in the country, called for international experts to study the possibilities and the requirements to legalize cannabis for medical use.”

He said that the commercialization of cannabis worldwide was popular. “There are benefits of the cannabis oil from a health perspective, and we had further discussions considering its potential to boost our economy.”


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