1956 CE
Cultivation of cannabis is prohibited in Morocco

Cultivation of cannabis was prohibited in Morocco in 1956, when the country gained its independence. However, while the cultivation of cannabis was legally prohibited, it was tolerated in the Rif region (an area of Morocco where cannabis had been traditionally cultivated) in order to avoid conflicts inherited from the Rif War (a War between colonial powers - Spain and France - and indigenous groups of the Rif region that lasted between 1920 and 1926).

Source: Potter, G. et al. (2013). World wide weed: Global trends in cannabis cultivation. Ashgate Publishing

Drugs: Cannabis (marijuana)
Regions: Africa
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade, Prohibition