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Lebanon’s pot farmers gear up for a fight with Islamic State

“The cultivation of marijuana is illegal in Lebanon, but that doesn’t mean people don’t grow it. The industry boomed during the country’s lengthy civil war, earning millions for the impoverished yet fertile Bekaa Valley province, and Lebanese authorities have struggled to control it ever since. In 2012, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime listed Lebanon as one of the five ‘main countries producing cannabis resin,’ yielding an amount similar to Pakistan’s production.”

Source: Lebanon’s pot farmers gear up for a fight with Islamic State – The Washington Post

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