Cambodian authorities are looking into the possibility of producing and processing cannabis in the country for export to the US and Japan.
Khmer Times On June 15, it was reported that Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon had a meeting with the General Director of Yamato Green Corporation of Japan to discuss the possibility of growing cannabis.
Representatives of the Cambodian government and a Japanese company are considering the feasibility of establishing an investment partnership mechanism to develop a cannabis production and export project. Accordingly, cannabis will be grown in Cambodia for export to the US and Japan. Cambodia is studying the possibility of growing cannabis for export to the US and Japan. Photo: Khmer Times. Yamato Green said cannabis is considered a medicinal herb in the medical and pharmaceutical fields. The Japanese company affirmed that many businesses are very interested in the potential of investing in this field in Cambodia. Seedlings will be brought from the US to the Southeast Asian country for large-scale production if licensed by the Cambodian government. Yamato Green also added, currently Thailand and Korea have also licensed the production, processing and export of cannabis to the US and Japan on the basis of technical and technology contracts. “We believe that agriculture and food processing are essential to revitalizing Cambodia’s economy and creating hope for society,” the Japanese company said. Yamato Green claims to create an agricultural system “of the future”, to help develop Cambodia’s agriculture with higher productivity, and to promote its products to the world.