In Morocco near 50.000 hectares is dedicated to culture

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Morocco first producer in Europe

The area of ​​cannabis cultivated in Morocco has stabilized over the past 10 years, with an area of ​​between 47 and 000 hectares.

It is also 47 ha for only 000 ha destroyed (1%), according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in his new report. With this zone, the Kingdom would reach an external production estimated at 38 000 tonnes (T), while internal production is 760 tonnes (T). Morocco thus maintains its position as the world's leading producer of cannabis resin. Other countries also stand out in this area, such as Moldova, where production reaches 10.000 T, Paraguay (8.349 T) or Mexico (8.334 T).

This result is the result of significant eradication efforts over the past decade, according to EFE, from 134 hectares recorded in 000 to 2003 hectares two years later, when the UN and the Moroccan government jointly carried out a detailed study of the cultivated area.

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Last year, cultivated areas provided 713 tons of hashish, of which 117 tons were seized by law enforcement agencies, according to sources during the session of the National Narcotics Commission (Spain). These same sources report the Moroccan authorities' difficulties in completely eradicating this crop and, above all, in finding alternative crops for farmers.

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From a purely police point of view, they underlined Morocco's difficulties in controlling the 3 kilometers of coastline 500 hours a day, which is all the more illusory given that demand from Europe is steadily increasing.

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EFE recalls that cannabis cultivation is mainly concentrated in and around the Rif Mountains and is making live 90 000 families, but that the main beneficiaries are the drug traffickers in Europe.

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