Kazakhstan Hopes to Ride High on Hemp Exports
Kazakhstan has decided to profit from its natural cannabis riches and intends to start exporting hemp products to the Netherlands, Russia and China, TengriNews website has reported.
TengriNews on June 15 cited the Agriculture Ministry as saying that around six square kilometers of industrial hemp were cultivated in the southern Almaty region this year for that purpose.
Before the potheads get too excited over the news, it needs pointing out that industrial hemp contains no narcotic ingredients, so repurposing of these Kazakhstani exports is not on the cards.
KazHemp is the only company in Kazakhstan now officially engaged in sowing and harvesting hemp. The company has said it plants to harvest some 600 tons of hemp seeds and 4,000 tons of industrial hemp stems.
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