First harvest of legal cannabis in Morocco reaches 294 tonnes

The National Agency for the Regulation of Cannabis Activities revealed that the first harvest of legal cannabis in the country reached 294 tons in 2023, after the country authorized its cultivation and export for medical and industrial purposes.

In an email to Reuters, the agency explained that this harvest was carried out by 32 cooperatives, bringing together 430 farmers, covering an area of ​​277 hectares in the Rif regions of Al Hoceima, Tetouan and Chefchaouen. She also mentioned that the agency was reviewing applications this year submitted by 1,500 farmers, organized into 130 cooperatives.

The proposed regulation of the use of cannabis for medical purposes aims to improve farmers’ incomes and protect them from drug traffickers who dominate the cannabis trade and export it illegally.”

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