Lebanon legalises marijuana cultivation for medicinal use

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News:Lebanon has become the first Arab country to legalise Marijuana Cultivation for medical and industrial purposes.

Facts:

  • Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical, recreational & religious purposes.
  • According to the United Nations, Lebanon is the third largest supplier of cannabis in the world after Morocco and Afghanistan.
  • Further,there are two other regions namely Golden Triangle and the Golden Crescent which are known for use of cannabis plants in opium production.

Lebanon:

  • Lebanon is a country in Western Asia.It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea.


Additional Facts:

  • Golden Crescent:It is located in Southwest Asia and consists of three contiguous countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.
  • Golden Triangle:It is located in Southeast Asia comprising three contiguous countries of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.