Lawmakers attend HoR meeting on Thursday.
KATHMANDU: Lawmaker Sher Bahadur Tamang has sought parliamentary discussion on a bill to regulate and manage hemp farming.
Speaking in a special hour of the House of Representatives (HoR) Thursday, he said as per the legal provision, the copies of bill had to be provided to lawmakers within four days of the registration, but so had not happened yet.
“Two years five months and 16 days have already passed since its registration, but HoR members have not got the copies of the bill. It is the violation of the rights of people’s representatives.”
It may be noted that Tamang had registered the bill on February 22, 2020.
As he explained, research has already proved marijuana a medicinal plant and its therapeutic uses for diseases like HIV and cancer. He urged the House to proceed with legalizing marijuana farming for utilizing its medicinal qualities.