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British Isle of Man passes cannabis law for cultivation and export

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25-01-2021- British Isle of Man approves new cannabis cultivation and export laws

The new regulations on the island makes it possible to grant licenses to grow cannabis. The production and export of cannabis products from the Isle of Man (Isle of Man) is legalized after politicians approve a change in law.

Tynwald, the island's parliament, unanimously supported the new rules. However, under the new rules, the use of marijuana remains illegal on the island. Lawrie Hooper, Member of the House of Keys (MHK), said the new industry could make a significant contribution to the Isle of Man's post-Covid economic recovery.

License for cultivation of cannabis

Under the update of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1976 licenses will be issued by the Gambling Supervision Commission from the island and cost between £ 250 and £ 45.000 depending on the type of permit. The government estimates that the regulated production of cannabis could put up to £ 3 million a year in Man's coffers and create about 250 jobs.

Alex Allinson (MHK) said the new rules were "a long time coming" and should "lead to further progress in terms of drug policy". The industry should eventually supply the Isle of Man with medicinal cannabis, ”he added. A public and survey in 2019 found that 95% of the respondents were in favor of growing the plant for medicinal purposes.

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