Lors de cette 5ème édition de DARDACHA, qui a eu lieu le vendredi 15 décembre 2017, Hind et Abdelhamid, participants au programme MOMKIN, ont fait un exposé sur un article du journal électronique Jeune Afrique, intitulé : ” Au Maroc, les routes touristiques du cannabis ”
Voici leurs exposés :
Hind Chtibia :
” When a tourist wants to visit a new country he or she make sure that they check out
many websites, so they could get a full a idea about the place they’re headed to.
A quick search through Mr. Google will lead you to many answers about things you
can do and places you can visit around here. But what will catch your attention is the
mention of “cannabis” and how easy anyone could get there hands on it in our
The mention of cannabis leads a Moroccan to directly think about the Rif mountains
and how the main economic activity for its people is growing cannabis. In fact,
according to natives and tourist guides, the area is divided into two; a very
dangerous one like Ketama town and a safe one like Chafchaoune city.
Since 1956 when we got our independence cannabis has been illegalized and in
2016 Morocco was and still considered the world’s biggest cannabis supplier.
To understand this contradiction we need to go back down the memory line to when
this law was imposed. When this latter have seen the light, some negotiations took
place between the government and the citizens that make their living by making
cannabis. But they couldn’t reach a noticeable result, because the people claim that
the land can only produce cannabis while the responsibles couldn’t came up with an
alternative activity for them.
Personally, I think that since we have this humongous amount of experience in
growing cannabis, why not use it for a good cause? It’s known now worldwide that
cannabis has many benefits medically. So let’s imagine if the government instead of
banning cannabis,they helped those farmers produce medical cannabis. Imagine
how many jobs will be created. We can even build labs to search for more benefits.I
mean if producing alcohol is legal even though it’s forbidden in our religion why not
also legalize producing cannabis and make it an industry that abides to law.”
Abdelhamid Akhssassi :