Reps mull over imprisonment for hemp farmers, sellers, smokers

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The House of Representatives is mulling over stiffer punitive measure for hemp farmers, sellers and smokers.

The bill entitled, “Indian Hemp Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 1081) is sponsored by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Alhassan Ado Dogowa, and is seeking to amend the contemporary Indian Hemp Act.

The bill, which has gone through the first reading is awaiting the second.

“Apart from the moral and social vices, the health implication is yet another serious problem that we must agree to fight. “It will be read the 2nd time as we resume next month Insha Allah. It was delayed because of so many executive Bills on my table that I needed to clear including the Money bill”, Dogowa said in an interview.

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