|Date: Feb 27, 2020|
|Source: The Daily Star|
|Cannabis cultivation draft bill approved by parliamentary committees|
|BEIRUT: The joint parliamentary committees Wednesday approved a draft bill on the legal cultivation in Lebanon of cannabis for medical and industrial purposes.|
The bill has been referred to be discussed during the general assembly of Parliament.
This move is expected to provide a boost to the nation's crumbling economy, as highlighted in a 2018 recommendation by global consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. to the Lebanese state.