Cannabis in Lebanon

Cannabis in Lebanon is illegal. However, large amounts are grown within the country, and personal use as long as not in public is not a major issue.[1]

Prohibition[edit]

The production of hashish was prohibited in Lebanon in 1926, during the era of the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon.[2][3] The cultivation of cannabis itself was forbidden in 1992, under pressure from the United States.[4]

Production[edit]

By 2001 poverty had pressed many farmers to return to growing cannabis under the protection of Hezbollah.[citation needed] By 2002, production had reached 37,000 acres: double what it was the year prior.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Lebanon, a comeback for cannabis / The Christian Science Monitor, CSMonitor.com, 16 October 2007, retrieved 2011-02-17
  2. ^ Robert Connell Clarke (1998). Hashish!. Red Eye Press. ISBN 978-0-929349-05-3.
  3. ^ France. Ministère des affaires étrangères (1925). … Rapport sur la situation de la Syrie et du Liban … Imprimerie nationale. p. 73. Par arrêté du Haut-Commissaire en date du 8 octobre 1925, la culture du haschich, qui était particulièrement intense dans la Békaa (Grand Liban), a été interdite à compter du ier janvier 1926.
  4. ^ Réalités. Spectacle du monde. May 1996. p. 354. Les Américains ne lâchant pas prise, le gouvernement libanais interdisait officiellement la culture du pavot et du cannabis en 1992.
  5. ^ Martin Booth (16 June 2015). Cannabis: A History. St. Martin’s Press. pp. 364–. ISBN 978-1-250-08219-0.