We Visited South Korea’s First and Only Special Zone For Cannabis
We talked to a young farmer about how he grows the plant in the first country in East Asia to legalize the use of medical cannabis.
In 2020, South Korea designated the country’s southeastern province of Gyeongbuk as a regulation-free zone for hemp, making it the center of the country’s cannabis industry. The city of Andong in the province, which has traditionally grown hemp fabrics for thousands of years, has since been the hub of the project.
The special zone is the first and only place in the country where licensed farmers are legally permitted to plant and cultivate cannabis for export and medical purposes.
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