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Legalizing Hashish – An Economic High for the Bekaa Valley?

Legalizing Hashish – An Economic High for the Bekaa Valley?

For decades, Lebanon’s northern Bekaa Valley has been associated with lawlessness and the cultivation of drug crops – specifically hashish. The hashish traffickers have grown rich from the proceeds of their illegal trade – their mansions dot the landscape of the Bekaa. But the farmers that grow the crop generally remain poor and are trapped...