OREANDA-NEWS Under the new rules, only special enterprises that have a license will be able to do this.

Now these requirements are met by two companies that are under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Rosgvardia will guard the fields, and the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will control the cultivation of plants.

At present, Russia is heavily dependent on imports of narcotic raw materials. It is necessary for the production of painkillers, which are especially important for cancer patients.

In Russia, out of 13 drugs based on opium, 9 are included in the list of essential medicines. At least half a million Russian patients constantly need narcotic anesthesia.