Morocco’s growing cannabis debate

The decreased European demand for imported cannabis has meant trouble for farmers in Morocco
Foreign Policy (US)
Monday, November 4, 2013

morocco cannabis farmer ketamaCognizant of developments in the United States in Colorado and Washington state, Moroccan social media has been abuzz this summer with a seemingly unlikely possibility: the legalization of cannabis. Activists and politicians in Morocco are close to firming up a date later this month for the parliament to host a seminar on the economic implications of legalization. The powerful Party of Authenticity and Modernity will chair the daylong seminar. This has led some commentators to speculate that the move may even have the blessing of the monarchy. In recent years, despite improvements in production, both small farmers and big producers have seen their cannabis-related income plummet.