Light up Lebanon! Lebanese MP says it’s time to legalize pot

Jumblatt argues the legal cultivation and sale of cannabis could help struggling farmers, who he says were making profits off the cultivation before international authorities cracked down. (AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)
MP Walid Jumblatt has renewed calls to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
In a tweet late-Saturday, the head of the Progressive Socialist Party wrote that the time has come to sanction pot and end the state’s prosecution of its sellers.
“It is time to allow for the cultivation of marijuana, and to drop the right to issue arrest warrants against people who work in this field,” the prominent Druze later said.
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