Having considered complaints made by many Ayurvedic doctors that they don’t get good quality cannabis for their ayurvedic preparations and other relevant facts, the Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne has proposed to plant cannabis in a 100 acres (40hectare) land, which is expected to produce 25 tonnes a year.
This plantation would be under military protection, and ensure a regular high quality supply. He further stated, that the Government is expected to export the surplus from this proposed farm at Ingiriya, located 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of Colombo. He was informed that there is high demand for cannabis in the US and several other countries.
Cannabis is used by the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of tranquilisers and painkillers.”
Hence, Srilanka expects to export surplus cannabis from this plantation to foreign countries.