Middle East

Moroccan party holds hearing for legalizing marijuana crops

(FILES) A picture taken on May 23, 2013 shoes a general view of a field of cannabis plants, known locally as "kif" in Issaguen, in the traditionally rebellious northern region of Morocco. Moroccan lawmakers will examine cannabis consumption for medical and industrial purposes for the first time on December 4, at the request of politicians campaigning for its partial legalisation, to help create an alternative economy in Morocco, one of the world's top exporters of the drug, a campaigner said, AF

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 05, 2013, on page 9.

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