The Hindstan Times reported, “Goa’s Law Minister Nilesh Cabral said that his department has vetted the file from a ‘legal perspective’ after he received it from the Health Department and that he personally favored it.” Currently, the Goa government is considering legislation that will make the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes a legitimate activity, people familiar with the development have said. The proposal, which originated in the Health Department has been vetted by the Law Department. However, it is likely to encounter resistance in the Cabinet as well as from the Chief Minister’s Office and there is no indication that it will succeed in making it to the legislative Assembly that is scheduled to meet in late January. Speaking to the media, Goa’s Law Minister Nilesh Cabral said that his department has vetted the file from a ‘legal perspective’ after he received it from the Health Department. According to Cabral only controlled farming of marijuana for medicinal purposes, will be permitted so that the natural drug could be sold to pharmaceutical companies.
Sean Hocking, Cannabis Law Report, 12/29/2020 22:26:00