For the first time, the Moroccan government has awarded farmers with 10 licenses to produce cannabis commercially and for export.
According to a bill passed by the parliament last year, farmers in the northern areas of al-Hoceima, Chefchaouen, and Taounate would be permitted to cultivate and sell cannabis for medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial use.
Farmers will be urged to enhance legal cannabis production to fulfill market demand, according to the national organization regulating cannabis activity that issued the permits.
One of the largest nations in the world for the production of illicit marijuana is Morocco.
It is grown in the country of North Africa’s poorest mountainous regions and transported to Europe.
The government’s decision to legalize cannabis cultivation aims to better a lot of the country’s struggling farmers and boost economic output.