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Taliban signs deal with Australian company, may legalize ‘cannabis processing’

Kabul [Afghanistan] : The Taliban signed a USD 450,000,000 deal with Australian company Cpharm in the cannabis processing industry in Afghanistan that may lead to the legalized drug trade by the Islamic Emirate.Qari Saeed Khosty, Taliban spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said that the deal has been finalized and its work may start within days, reported Khaama Press. The company will use process cannabis for medical purposes and will be provided with thousands of acres of land of cannabis, Khosty said.The cannabis production and processing will be legally contracted with Cpharm, he added.Meanwhile, Cpharma rejected any kind of involvement in the cannabis deal with the Taliban, the company said in a press release.“We have become aware overnight of numerous media articles stating that Cpharm in Australia has been involved in a deal with the Taliban to be involved in the supply of cannabis in…

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