Friday, January 18, 2013

Hemp in the Ukraine

An article from  early 2012 tells about hemp in the Ukraine - grown along with poppies! Fancy that. Now why aren't poppies illegal in the US? Actually in the US there is an underground trade in the chalky white bulbs which are sold clandestinely, often to Indians up and down the Flower District, $100 a box. It is an open secret that they are grown in the US. Legally. But hemp is illegal.



The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the quota on growing hemp (Cannabis) by 47% or 552 hectares to 1,727 hectares in 2012, reads Government Resolution 128 of February 22.

The quota on planting white poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) must make 1,240 hectares, by 3.8 times less than in 2011.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Cabinet in March 2011 reduced the quota on growing hemp by 28 times to 357 hectares in 2011 and then in July increased the quota on growing hemp 3.3-fold to 1,200 hectares.

1 comment:

Carlos said...

Call the cops! There'a deli on Lex selling poppy seed bagels...