Sunday 5 April, 2020

Four female plants to be allowed under Cannabis Control Bill

Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi says the new cannabis law will allow for four marijuana plants of any gender in each household. 

Previously, the government said that the legislation would allow only four male plants per household. 

Al Rawi made the announcement in Parliament where the new Cannabis Control Bill is being tabled.   

“This came from the recommendation of the Forensics Division. The fact is that the plant is grown in both male and female species, it’s required for cross pollination and different variations. The public came back and pointed that out, we agree wholeheartedly with that submission. It’ll just be four plants,” he explained. 

Al Rawi also revealed that the government is sticking to its quantity of allowance in 30 grammes of the substance. Based on the bill, anyone found with more than 30 grammes, but less than 60 grammes will receive a ticket costing $2000. If the person challenges the ticket, they can face a more hefty $50 000 fine or 30 hours of community service. 

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