Medical cannabis is industry of the future

Medical cannabis is industry of the future

A former Secretary of State for Scotland has said that medical cannabis has the potential to create thousands of jobs in rural areas. Tory MP David Mundell is urging ministers to support the industry, which he described as "huge" and "growing".

Former Scottish secretary David Mundell has called for more support for the medical cannabis industry, saying it could create thousands of rural jobs.

The Tory MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale told the PA news agency that ministers should have a “much more coordinated and focused approach” when it comes to supporting the sector.

Mr Mundell said he is not “advocating for legalisation of recreational use”, but simply wants to highlight “the opportunities that flow from the growing and manufacturing of medical cannabis-related products”.

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