Luangeni Member of Parliament Charles Zulu has applauded Cabinet for approving the Cannabis Bill of 2021.
Mr Zulu expressed happiness over the decision made to approve the publication and introduction of the Cannabis Bill of 2021, in parliament.
Cabinet on Monday approved the bill to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for research purposes.
Mr Zulu has since appealed to members of the public not to have misgivings about the law that legalises the growing of cannabis, saying the public should instead consider the positive impact that will be realised from the decision made.
Mr Zulu notes that once this bill is enacted into law, people that will be given licenses to cultivate cannabis will be required to follow strict guidelines, in order to avoid unauthorized persons from accessing their fields.
“This cannabis will not be grown carelessly by people who will be given licenses. Enough security will be put on farms in order to ensure that unauthorised people do not have access,” he said.
The Luangeni lawmaker was speaking in an interview yesterday during his tour of the constituency.
Mr Zulu pointed out that once cannabis is cultivated and produced, the end product will be solely used for medicinal purposes.
He also urged members of parliament to put aside partisan sentiments, and prioritise the interest of the nation once the bill is presented to parliament.
Among the objectives of the Bill, is to provide for the regulation of the cultivation, production, storage and distribution of cannabis for medicinal, scientific and research purposes.