Legalization of CBD in Lebanon

Have you heard about CBD FLOWERS, CBD OILS or CBD PRODUCTS? They will be soon available in Lebanon!

 As of last month, (April 2020), Lebanon has become the first Arab country to legalise farming for medicinal cannabis (CBD).

The new CBD industry will come as a welcomed boost for the countries struggling economy as it faces a financial crisis.

Though CBD flowers and CBD products were previously illegal, it has long been farmed in the fertile and pastoral Bekka Valley.  This has resulted in the country being the third largest supplier of cannabis resin and hashish after Morocco and Afghanistan.

This new law will regulate the existing cultivation efforts, and in turn will ensure that any recreational misuse will remain illegal.

This legislation hopes to build a multi-billion-dollar industry as they aim to capitalize on the growing popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) products, with the hope of diversifying and expanding into the pharmaceutical market.

Legislators have of course faced some resistance against the decision of the legalization of CBD but have remained defiant saying that it was “driven by economic motives - nothing else”.     

Alain Aoun,  Senior MP in The Free Patriotic Movement says, “We have moral and social reservations, but today there is need to help the economy by any means”.

In light of this ground-breaking news we anticipate other countries will soon recognize the value and benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and will follow suit.

 


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