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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and livestock has legalized the growing of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes in 19 provinces outside the previously designated fields, under several conditions.

    The new regulation now allows farmers to grow cannabis in Amasya, Antalya, Bartın, Burdur, Çorum, İzmir, Karabük, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kütahya, Malatya, Ordu, Rize, Samsun, Sinop, Tokat, Uşak, Yozgat and Zonguldak provinces only for medical and scientific research purposes.

    However, cannabis growers have to first obtain permission from the government, which will be valid for three years, and comply with certain rules that will prohibit them from selling the plant as a psychoactive drug.

    The growers are also obligated to provide the ministry with a written contract stating that they have not been involved in unauthorized cannabis production or drug-trafficking.

    According to the new regulation, the ministry can reduce or increase the numbers of cultivation fields and will control its production at least once a month.

    By Daily Sabah/Oct. 14, 2016
    Photo: Reuters file
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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