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Legislation will be brought to Parliament shortly to permit the growing and export of ganja as a medicine for a number of noncommunicable diseases, State Minister Sisira Jayakody said yesterday.

Speaking during the committee stage debate on the budget in the House he said laws will be brought in to legalise growing and export of ganja only as a medicinal product.

“It has been proven that diseases such as cancer and conditions such as strokes can be cured through ayurvedic treatment where ganja is used as a medicine. Therefore we intend to seek the approval of the House to grow and export these plants,” the State Minister said.

“It is time we promote ayurvedic treatment and medicines as such treatment and medicines have proven to be effective. Traditional medicine has been put down by western medicine for a long time in this country. This is despite traditional medicine having been proved to be effective even for COVID 19. The Government has already launched a programme to start up post COVID Ayurvedic treatment centres in Sri Lanka.(YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA)

 


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  • Sandy Wednesday, 01 December 2021 07:49 AM

    Bring investors who can export medicines made from ganja other wise govt would become ganja seller .

    Citizen k Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:00 AM

    You have two votes Diana and Bandula.Looking forward to Yeman Arab Republic style here too where most of the citizend are under similar qat leaf induced euphoria all the time.

    Cany Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:29 AM

    Diana will be the GANJA QUEEN!!!

    Econ-mutt Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:30 AM

    At last a solution to our economic woes!!!

    ishi Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:42 AM

    Organic only!

    joshua Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:54 AM

    Ok Mr Diana

    Jude Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:07 AM

    Hey you morons, come up with better ideas!!

    Sambo Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:25 AM

    This the only potion we are left with. Does this so called minister use this.

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:26 AM

    This minister too looks like 'ganja gahala'

    Fahim Hameed Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:39 AM

    I will personally appeal to HE The President and Past President HE,Hon.Prime Minister

    Stoned Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:15 AM

    Another stoned Diana, disciple?


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