Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing: official

Report proposes legalising billion-dollar cannabis industry to rescue ailing economy
Reuters (UK)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lebanon’s parliament is considering legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said, in an attempt to boost the struggling economy. “The Lebanese Parliament is preparing to study and adopt the legislation necessary to legislate the cultivation of cannabis and its manufacture for medical uses in the manner of many European countries and some U.S. states,” Berri’s office said, reporting comments made in a meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Beirut. (See also: Budding business: how cannabis could transform Lebanon | Cannabis cultivation could boost Lebanon's economy, report says)