The Moroccan parliament has approved a law that permits the production of marijuana.
The plant will be used for medicinal and industrial uses.
According to the government, their main objective is to tap into a growing global market, boost agriculture and create jobs in underdeveloped rural areas.
Morocco is among the world’s leading producers of cannabis for unlawful, recreation uses.
This will however continue to be illegal under the new legislation.
This comes barely a month after the Rastafarian community in Kenya filed an appeal for marijuana legalization.
The community through the appeal declared that its believers use hang through smoking, drinking, eating or bathing. They also confirmed that they exhibit their faith by burning incense for various reasons such as spiritual, medicinal and ceremonial.
By Everlyne Bosibori