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Turkey allows cannabis production under state’s control in 19 provinces for medicinal and scientific purposes.


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Turkey has legalized the production of cannabis in 19 provinces in an attempt to undercut illegal cannabis growing operations, outside the previously designated fields, under several conditions according to turkish Daily Sabah. Published in the Official Gazette in late September, “Hemp Cultivation and Control of Regulations” will allow highly-controlled and ministry-sanctioned cannabis production in the selected provinces for medical and scientific purposes.

In line with the decree, ministry-sanctioned cannabis production will be possible in the provinces of Amasya, Antalya, Bartın, Burdur, Çorum, İzmir, Karabük, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kütahya, Malatya, Ordu, Rize, Samsun, Sinop, Tokat, Uşak, Yozgat and Zonguldak. 

Under the regulations, growers must obtain permission from the government allowing them to grow the plant for a three-year-period, Turkish newspaper The Hurriyet reports. Continue reading Turkey allows cannabis production under state’s control in 19 provinces for medicinal and scientific purposes.