Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalization may bring amnesty

A farmer is seen in a green of cannabis plants in a field overlooking a lake in Yammouneh in West of Baalbek, Lebanon August 13, 2018. Picture taken August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEKAA, Lebanon (Reuters) – The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley has for years raised a dilemma for the area’s impoverished farmers. Cannabis is hardier, less thirsty and cheaper to grow than the region’s other main crops like apples and potatoes, but it […]

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