Dr. Jitendra Singh hails research performance conducted by CSIR-IIIM on Cannabis project
Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh, on Sunday visited to the cannabis cultivation field of CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu at its Chatha Farm.
He got the firsthand information about the cultivation practices for Cannabis in the protected area of the Institute and research work being carried out. During the field visit, Dr Singh took stock of the one-acre protected area where CSIR-IIIM is presently doing large scale cultivation of superior accessions of cannabis.
He also visited the glass houses with climate control facilities where research work on improving the varieties for desired cannabinoid content is being performed.
Dr. Jitendra Singh expressed his satisfaction over the research work conducted on Cannabis Project by CSIR-IIIM. He acknowledged the immense potential of cannabis-based treatments in addressing various health conditions. Dr. Singh stressed the need for developing newer indigenous varieties that would suit the environmental conditions of the country.