Guyana: Government tables legislation for hemp cultivation

The Government has tabled the Industrial Hemp Bill, which was read for the first time yesterday by Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha. Once passed, the legislation will provide for the cultivation and manufacturing of industrial hemp and hemp-related products in Guyana.

However, the Government maintains that hemp cultivation will be done in an orderly and structured way. In keeping with that position, the proposed legislation explains that a person shall not cultivate or manufacture industrial hemp and hemp-related products or conduct research on industrial hemp or any other activity concerning or related to industrial hemp without a license issued by the Authority under the Act.

That Authority will be the Industrial Hemp Regulatory Authority, with its establishment also being proposed under the Bill. It will be administered by a governing 7-member board that will oversee its work.

“A person who intends to cultivate or manufacture industrial hemp or hemp-related industrial hemp and hemp-related products or conduct research on industrial hemp or any other activity concerning or related to industrial hemp shall apply to the Authority for a license in a prescribed manner and form,” the Bill proposes.

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