Items tagged with lebanon

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Syrian refugees farm cannabis in Lebanon [21.12.2015] Inside a garage in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley filled with green dust and piles of cannabis, stand a woman and a 13-year-old boy, sifting through the twig...
The cannabis question [23.03.2015] Given the dynamics of politics in Lebanon, Jumblatt’s call in and of itself is unlikely to provide the gravitas for an effective change in the legisl...
Cannabis farmers support calls to legalize lucrative crop [23.12.2014] With the war in Syria stifling the economy and bringing in a flood of refugees in the Bekaa Valley, as well as the closure of smuggling roads and per...
Lebanon agriculture minister urges cannabis cultivation for export [18.12.2014] Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb called for the legalization of cannabis farming in Lebanon to allow the state to benefit from the revenue of its ...
Jumblatt renews calls to legalize marijuana [13.12.2014] Walid Jumblatt has renewed calls to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana. The head of the Progressive Socialist Party wrote that the time h...
Left to flourish, cannabis farms see profits fall [16.11.2014] For the second year in a row, cannabis farmers in the Bekaa Valley have been able to reap their harvests without being harassed or prosecuted by the ...
Marijuana farmers in the Bekaa struggling to survive as profits decline [12.09.2014] Farmers in the Bekaa Valley are not ashamed of growing marijuana. It is neither a disgrace nor a mistake, “We grow it to survive” they say candidly. ...
Cannabis farmers to resist state’s decision to destroy crops [08.07.2014] The government's decision to begin destroying cannabis farms in the Bekaa Valley has angered impoverished farmers whose livelihoods rely heavily on d...
Bekaa farmers push against eradicating marijuana growth in Lebanon [02.06.2014] The growth of cannabis is gradually increasing in the fields in the Bekaa valley. This is mainly due to policies adopted by successive governments th...
Cannabis legalization: the seed of a good idea or a pipedream? [29.05.2014] According to Jalal Mahfouz, head of the Planning and Development Center in Hermel ( Lebanon ), any move to legalize the illegal industry, which is be...
Drug busts push teens towards hard drugs in Lebanon [29.01.2014] The relentless crackdown by security forces on the mainly cannabis-smoking youth in Beirut has had several negative repercussions on the Lebanese soc...
Civil war turns Syria into major amphetamines hub [11.01.2014] Syria has become a major amphetamines exporter and consumer as the trauma of the country's brutal civil war fuels demand and the breakdown in order c...
Lebanese government gives "blessed" hashish a break [13.09.2013] The minister of interior Charbel promised to find solutions for cannabis farmers, including finding alternative crops. Talk about alternative crops h...
Cannabis fields in Bekaa destroyed for second day [23.07.2012] Authorities continued efforts to eradicate cannabis fields in the Bekaa, east Lebanon, as normal activity in the region remained subdued due to repor...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor...

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