Pacific Islands eye medicinal cannabis cultivation

But social concerns remain

Pacific governments are grappling with balancing the potential economic benefits of legalising medicinal cannabis cultivation with social concerns, as they eye the potentially lucrative new cash crop.

While some governments in the region are enacting legislation to attract international investors in an attempt to gain a piece of the multi-billion-dollar global cannabis, opponents cite religious considerations, health implications and social concerns as stakeholders navigate a complex landscape shaped by international investment and global market demand.

Pacific Island countries are seen . . .

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