According to the secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Pakistan can bring in $8 billion in revenue within four years by implementing a policy on cannabis.

As per Minister of Science and Technology, in light of the country’s dire economic situation, Pakistan should “generate revenue through the legal sale of the drug”, Aqib Rauf Abbasi reports for Pro Pakistani.

The minister stated this during a meeting of the Standing Committe on Science and Technology, which was chaired by Senator Shafiq Tarin.

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The committee considered the possibility that by creating a regulation on cannabis usage, the government could generate $2 billion in income in a couple of months. He added that cabinet has not approved the policy developed by MoST regarding legal use of cannabis.

The MoST will also initially grant 100 permits for cannabis growing.