Cannabis Colloquium to Explore Potential in Morocco

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An international Cannabis Colloquium set March 18-20 in Tangiers will look at hemp as an engine for alternative development on a legal, political and socio-economic scale in Morocco, the organizers said.

The event will offer more than 20 national and international presentations within three thematic panels plus an optional trip to the country’s High Central Rif where a developing project looks to use straw from naturally occurring cannabis fields to rebuild traditional village homes and other sustainable buildings.

The event is organized by the government of Morocco’s Nord region (Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima), where the RIF is located, led by Ilyas El Omari, president of PAM, in parthership with Abdellatif Adebibe, president of the Confederation of Associations of Senhaja of the Rif for Development (CASRD), and the anti-AIDS Association ALCS. Technical coordination is by Monika Brümmer, owner of Granada-based Cannabric, a maker and researcher of hemp-building materials, who has been working on the Rif project for 2 years.

The event closes with a declaration that will be taken to the United Nations General Assembly’s Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs set for April 21 in New York.

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