Lebanon agriculture minister urges cannabis cultivation for export

“The planting of cannabis must be organized to benefit the state and the industrial sector, and it is one way of helping the farmers.”
18 December 2014
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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb called for the legalization of cannabis farming in Lebanon to allow the state to benefit from the revenue of its export. “We are conducting studies on [how to] organize this type of agriculture so that it becomes monitored by the state, and thus the state can buy the harvest and export it to the countries that need it,” Chehayeb said. He added that the state should end its war on cannabis farmers and find workable alternatives.

The Daily Star (Lebanon)
Friday, December 19, 2014