Lebanon to Legalize Cannabis Farming

Published on April 23, 2020
Current Context: Lebanon has become the first Arab country to legalize cannabis farming for medical and industrial purposes.
Lebanon to Legalize Cannabis Farming

  • Despite pushback from the Shiite Islamist group Hezbollah, the Lebanese parliament passed legislation legalizing marijuana cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes. Recreational use of marijuana will remain illegal.
  • Earlier it was illegal to perform cannabis farming in Lebanon. However, after this legalization, the country will be benefited from high value-added medicinal products.

Static Part:

  • Capital of Lebanon– Beirut
  • Currency of Lebanon– Pound

Question:

Q.1 Which is the first Arab country to legalize cannabis farming? 
a. Syria
b. Lebanon
c. Oman
d. Libya

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