Morocco’s Council of Ministers announced that they will approve the bill for the legalization of cannabis in the country.
The provisions of the bill included setting up a national agency in charge of buying the plant from farmers who will be forming cooperatives and selling it to pharmaceutical firms.
Cultivation would only be limited to six regions in the country for licensed farmers while recreational use would still not be allowed.
The Moroccan government said it was motivated because of the plight of the farmers who were illegally growing the crops.
The bill was made after the UN removed marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs and acknowledged its medical benefits under the recommendation of the WHO.