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Morocco: Marijuana economy goes up in smoke

Former pot culture now being squeezed by authorities

Although it is illegal to cultivate cannabis, it remains one of Morocco's most lucrative sources of income. Now farmers claim that their already meager income is being dramatically reduced by authorities who demand bribes to allow the cultivation to continue.

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Aug 5, 2010, 4:50 am
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Isn’t Morocco a Muslim country?  Doesn’t Islam forbid producing illegal narcotics and taking of bribes?  It’s amazing, they punish good law abiding Moroccans for wanting to be Christians and throw out legally resident foreigners providing economic and development help which benefit Moroccan society and yet they continue to turn a blind eye to corruption and illegal activities which are destroying the country.  And Morocco you wonder why your country is suffering?

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