Cannabis farmers to resist state’s decision to destroy crops

The annual destruction of cannabis crops came to a halt in 2012 after farmers blocked the roads
The Daily Star (Lebanon)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The government's decision to begin destroying cannabis farms in the Bekaa Valley has angered impoverished farmers whose livelihoods rely heavily on drug production, with doubts arising as to whether the policy can continue to be implemented amid the unstable security and political situation in Lebanon. Cannabis farmers in the area have previously vowed to defend their crops with their lives.