Government officials in Guyana and Panama are considering legalizing hemp cultivation in their countries.
Both governments took steps toward that goal this month, with Guyana reviewing feasibility studies and discussing hemp trials, while in Panama government officials and lawmakers formed a committee to discuss the potential of industrial hemp,. Hemp Today reported.
Supporters of hemp cultivation in Guyana say studies show planting 250,000 acres could create 40,000 to 50,000 jobs.
In Panama, lawmakers and government officials formed the committee to study industrial hemp during discussion about a pending bill to allow hemp cultivation. About 1.4 million acres of land in Panama are farmland.