The bill No. 13.21 on the legal use of cannabis was adopted on Monday in second reading by the Committee of the Interior, Local Authorities, Housing and Urban Policy at the House of Representatives. Adopted by 8 votes to 5 in the presence of minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, the bill aims to improve the socio-economic situation of the population of the region concerned. The House of Advisors had adopted, by a majority (41 against 11), the said project, during a plenary session. Developed in harmony with the Kingdom’s international commitments, this bill aims to subject all activities related to the cultivation, production, processing, transportation, marketing, export and import of cannabis and its products to a licensing system. Exhaustive scientific studies have been prepared by the Ministry focusing on the feasibility of the project, its socio-economic and environmental potential, as well as the assets and challenges that Morocco should meet to succeed in this large-scale project.
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