Rabat - The Moroccan cannabis industry seems to have no immediate plans of cutting back on its productivity. In fact, there’s a new seed in town. Cultivators are now planting “bio-cannabis.”
Rabat – The Moroccan cannabis industry seems to have no immediate plans of cutting back on its productivity. In fact, there’s a new seed in town. Cultivators are now planting “bio-cannabis.”
The golden age of the cannabis trade is back on track. This is due to “special” seeds imported exclusively from Afghanistan, known for their “high quality,” revealed hashish growers to the daily Assabah.
The process for planting Bio-cannabis is rigorous. First, its cultivators clear out “the male plant” and concentrate their efforts on growing the “female plant.” It is the female plant that contains concentrated amounts of trichomes, the element responsible for the recreational benefits of cannabis.
The plant is then grown in “precise environments,” namely indoor cannabis green houses, to ensure the minimum impacts of unpredictable climate and ensuring generous amounts of water, fertile soil, heat, light and ventilation.
These farms have become popular in areas responsible for haschisch production, such as Chefchaoun, evidently to guarantee the quality of the crop, but also as a way to minimize police intervention.
Haschisch farmers have gone as far as to build dams to hold back water and raise the water level. It is used later in drip irrigation, a form of irrigation that saves water by allowing it to drip slowly onto the roots of the plant, which is done professionally by experts for MAD 100.
Cannabis growers add that this stage is regulated between the months of January and March, before the arrival of the plant which is “as high” as four meters.
North African and European mafias are grappling to get hold of Moroccan bio-cannabis, which according to Assabah, is as expensive as MAD 250 in the local black market.
The breeders also add that there are other types of hybrid-cannabis seeds imported from Spain. These are characterized by their capacity to endure adverse weather conditions.
Other types of seeds produced in the Kingdom are “Sativa,” “Indisa” and the infamous “Khrdala.”