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Morocco’s Major Opposition Party Calls for Legalization of Cannabis

Morocco World News

Monday 25 May 2015

Chabat called over weekend for the legalization of cannabis and the reorientation of its cultivation to the pharmaceutical industries.

He called for the outright legalization of cannabis, calling the government’s proposal to replace the cultivation of the plant by raising goats, a ‘lie’.

This call comes just few months before the municipal elections scheduled for next September. The Istiqlal party denies any attempt to use the issue for electoral purposes.

This is not the first time that the Secretary General of the Istiqlal party made similar statements on cannabis.

During a pre-election rally in Ouzzane, northern Morocco, Chabat called for the legalization of cannabis for medical and pharmaceutical ends, saying that “the herb” can be exported abroad and be used for “the health of the people.”

The Istiqlal party also proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis. The proposed draft law aims to delimit the cultivation of cannabis to certain regions, namely Al Hoceima, Chaouen, Tetouan, Ouzzane and Taounate.

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2015/05/159303/moroccos-major-opposition-party-calls-for-legalization-of-cannabis/

 

 

 

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