Morocco remains the largest cannabis producer

Morocco remains the largest cannabis producer
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Morocco remains the world’s largest source of cannabis resin, according to a report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime last week.

The annual World Drug Report 2017 showed that the area of cultivation of cannabis in the country has increased significantly since 2015, yielding some 38,000 tonnes of cannabis resin annually.

Morocco has long been a principal country in the global trade in cannabis, and the majority of Moroccan cannabis resin ends up in Europe, according to the report.

The drug is usually taken across the Mediterranean to Spain and distributed by land across Europe.

However, EU member states have said that there were new emerging routes used by smugglers of the drug from Morocco to Europe, including through Libya and Italy.


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