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A policy framework has been approved by Cabinet to establish the medicinal marijuana in Fiji after Government approved a taskforce to carry out a national consultation on the proposed market.

The taskforce was mandated to oversee the feasibility of this industry and assess the laws required for this emerging market.

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said a total of 17 nationwide and community consultations from 9 October 2023 to 28 November 2023 were carried out, providing the Taskforce with insights into the socio-economic impacts of this proposal.

The Taskforce registered a total of 513 participants, where 287 members of the public engaged during the community consultations, and 226 participants engaged during the public consultations.

The policy framework guiding the establishment of the medicinal cannabis industry outlines the Taskforce’s work to include (but not limited to), the following:

  • Develop a comprehensive feasibility study that includes conducting nationwide consultation;
  • Establish a mechanism to allow foreign investors to establish the medicinal cannabis industry in Fiji;
  • Review and amend relevant laws to facilitate the medicinal cannabis industry in Fiji; and
  • Devise and create the right and appropriate policies and laws for the medicinal cannabis industry in Fiji.

Cabinet noted that the Market Development Facility (MDF) will fund the feasibility study.

The Prime Minister said the Ministry of Trade will enter into a three-year MOU with Aether Pacific…

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