Chabat calls for amnesty for cannabis farmers

Chabat’s party had already proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis
Morocco World News
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco's major opposition political parties, has again called for amnesty for cannabis growers in the north of the kingdom. He said that nearly 80,000 cannabis growers are released on bail and risk going back to prison at any moment because of their involvement in the cultivation of cannabis, while "corrupt and money launderers enjoy amnesty." He added that the majority of these small growers lack identity documents and cannot exercise their voting rights.