Focus MOROCCO Issue dated 08/03/2021

Super technocrat Driss Benhima opens the way for the liberalisation of cannabis growing

The liberalisation of cannabis cultivation, which was dismissed as a regional aberration when it was proposed by Rif region leaders such as former governor Ilyas el Omari, has been miraculously turned into a formula for industrial revolution and social development for northern Morocco. Behind this U-turn are two of Morocco's leading technocrats, Driss Benhima and Abdelouafi Laftit. [...] (1196 words)
Former Royal Air Maroc CEO Driss Benhima Driss Benhima.
Former Royal Air Maroc CEO Driss Benhima Driss Benhima. © Reuters
The liberalisation of cannabis cultivation, which was dismissed as a regional aberration when it was proposed by Rif region leaders such as former governor Ilyas el Omari, has been miraculously turned into a formula for industrial revolution and social development for northern Morocco. Behind this U-turn are two of Morocco's leading technocrats, Driss Benhima and Abdelouafi Laftit. [...] (1196 words)
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