”Most of the land cultivated for cannabis is public property," according to one environmental activist.
Between 47,000 and 50,000 hectares, mainly in the Rif region, are planted with cannabis in Morocco, the National Narcotics Commission (CNS) said at a meeting on Wednesday.
This meeting ensues from the High-Level Ministerial Segment on 14 and 15 March 2019 in Vienna and the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Mohamed Andaloussi, the president of the Azir Association for the Protection of the Environment in Al Hoceima, recently told EFE that 90 percent of the land cultivated for cannabis is public property that farmers exploit illegally. “A large part of these public lands were forests that farmers cut down to grow cannabis despite this being an illegal activity since 1974,” Andaloussi pointed out.