Morocco MPs to study benefits of looser cannabis laws
Rabat (AFP) - Moroccan lawmakers will examine cannabis consumption for medical and industrial purposes for the first time on Wednesday, at the request of politicians campaigning for its partial legalisation, a campaigner said.
The session will look at the positive uses of cannabis cultivation “in creating an alternative economy” in Morocco, one of the world’s top exporters of the drug, known locally as “kif.”
"We are organising a research day in parliament on Wednesday, on the use of medical kif, with Moroccan and international experts present," Mehdi Bensaid, an MP with the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), a liberal opposition party founded by a politician close to the king, told AFP.
"The idea is to start a debate on that, to see what others’ experiences in this field can tell us, looking at controlled rather than total legalisation," he added.