26 Jan 2015

Fiji police look for cannabis alternatives for farmers

8:52 pm on 26 January 2015

Police in Fiji say authorities are looking to identify income generating projects for farmers in the country's northern division, to replace cultivating marijuana.

Recent raids in the division saw more than 2,000 plants uprooted in the Kadavu area.

Fiji Village reports Commissioner Luke Moroivalu saying provincial administrators were looking at planting sandalwood trees as a suitable alternative to generate income for farmers so they don't resort to growing cannabis.