Morocco: Political Blow to Cannabis Legalization Effort
Morroco has long been the world’s leading cannabis producer, but the conservative monarchy has managed to keep any talk of legalization out of political discourse—until last year, when the country’s biggest opposition party submitted a bill in parliament to at least allow cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes.
Now that effort has been dealt a setback, with the unexpected resignation of Ilyas El-Omari as head of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM).
El-Omari was both the country’s most important opposition figure and leading advocate of cannabis legalization. Under his leadership, the center-left PAM achieved impressive gains in parliamentary and municipal races. Following last year’s elections, it became the biggest party in the country’s parliament, with 106 seats, after the conservative Justice and Development Party (PJD). El-Omari’s surprise resignation could threaten these advances.
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Santa Ana marijuana dispensary modernizes the way to purchase pot
There’s a new joint in town.
MedMen, one of the largest marijuana retailers in the country, opened its newest medical marijuana dispensary last month in Santa Ana, making its 3,000 square feet of retail space one of the largest dispensaries in the county.
The cannibis firm offers around 1,000 products, including concentrates, marijuana buds, edibles, canine/feline products and topicals.
“Our aim is to make this a true retail experience by being innovative and bringing in new products,” said Daniel Yi, 50, MedMen director of communications.
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