Lebanon’s Green Gold: The Debate to Legalize Cannabis

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  • Published on:  4/15/2019
  • Lebanon is about to take a historic step for the Arab World with a proposed bill to legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medical use. But in the fertile Bekaa valley in Eastern Lebanon, where communities have been growing cannabis for generations, this news has not gone down well. VICE’s Rony Karkar finds out why Lebanon is so keen to legalize cannabis, and travels to the village of Yammouneh, where one of the main cannabis farming communities live, to find out why they think they’ll lose out if their livelihood becomes legal.Welcome to Weed Week 2019. Check out some of our favorite cannabis docs from over the years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwRIZ...Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICEAbout VICE:The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE.Connect with VICE:Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-VideosVideos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.comMore videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideoClick here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6vLike VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/viceFollow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/viceFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/viceThe VICE YouTube Network:VICE: https://www.youtube.com/VICEMUNCHIES: https://www.youtube.com/MUNCHIES VICE News: https://www.youtube.com/VICENewsVICELAND: https://www.youtube.com/VICELANDTVBroadly: https://www.youtube.com/BroadlyNoisey: https://www.youtube.com/NoiseyMotherboard: https://www.youtube.com/MotherboardTV VICE Sports: https://www.youtube.com/NOCi-D: http://www.youtube.com/iDmagazine Waypoint: https://www.youtube.com/Waypoint
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