Pakistan inaugurates first hemp farm

Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry felicitated the Ministry of Science and Technology, especially the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), on the inauguration of Pakistan’s first hemp (Bhang) farm.

The farm is aimed to boost the production of industrial hemp (called Bhang in Urdu) to tap into the multi-billion dollar international cannabidiol (CBD) market.

Taking to the popular microblogging site Twitter today, the minister said it was a matter of great happiness that this important project has moved forward.

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