A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF HEMP (CANNABIS SATIVA L.) USE: SCIENTIFIC, LEGISLATIVE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS

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https://doi.org/10.52326/jss.utm.2024.7(1).02

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Industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa L., Cannabis indica, marijuana, legislation, convention, food, economy

Abstract

Cannabis sativa L. culture has encountered various legislative challenges throughout history, and these have varied according to the social, political and economic context of each period. Historical stigma and prohibitions brought restrictions on cannabis, and anti-drug and prohibition policies adopted in the 20th century led to the prohibition of the cultivation of Cannabis sativa L. Its incorrect association with drugs of abuse and its classification as a narcotic substance complicated the legislation. Problems in differentiating between recreational and medical use have created confusion in law. Global inconsistency in cannabis rules and regulations has created difficulties in international trade and research cooperation. The recent evolution of legislation, marked by ambiguities and inconsistencies regarding the medical, industrial, and food use of cannabis, has raised questions and challenges. Production and marketing issues, such as strict regulations and licensing hurdles affect the cannabis industry in the Republic of Moldova too. These challenges are constantly changing, reflecting the diversity of perspectives and societal developments.

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2024-04-13

How to Cite

Negoita, C. (2024). A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF HEMP (CANNABIS SATIVA L.) USE: SCIENTIFIC, LEGISLATIVE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, 7(1), 17–34. https://doi.org/10.52326/jss.utm.2024.7(1).02