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cannabis cultivation in France: between legality and prejudice.

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He was the first CBD grower in the Côte-d’Or. Arthur Gallien-Gy started growing cannabis in 2022. After a first harvest between October and November, he tells us his story and his daily life as a rather special farmer. Cannabis may be growing right next door to you. And it’s entirely legal, much to the delight of Arthur Gallien-Gy. The 28-year-old began growing hemp in the canton of Baigneux-les-Juifs in 2022. This farmer’s son, passionate about his new profession, brushes aside prejudices with his spade. From illegal to legal…

Preserving traditions: a project led by California’s Cal Poly Humboldt University

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A study is to be carried out by researchers at California’s Cal Poly Humboldt University. Its aim is to preserve the traditions and genetics inherited from cannabis growers. The project aims to uncover the history and techniques of cannabis cultivation in different parts of the world, collect stories from local growers and preserve this unique knowledge for future generations. Ultimately, the authorities will be able to use the regulations to popularize the Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées and ensure the transmission of the cultural and agricultural heritage of Californian weed. California: $2.7 million for AOCs…

Morocco, ancestral land of cannabis cultivation

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A cannabis grower in his plot in Azila, Morocco, September 2022. FADEL SENNA / AFP From Mount Tidirhine, the highest peak in the Rif mountain range in northern Morocco, cannabis fields stretch to the horizon. In this early spring, the land is bare, just ploughed. The farmers are waiting for rain to sow the seeds whose flowers will be harvested in August. From his home in Ketama, at an altitude of 1,700 meters, Abdellatif Adebibe overlooks the valley, where iodine spray from the Mediterranean mingles with the scent of…

A history that goes back centuries.

Cannabis cultivation in Morocco dates back several centuries, long before the region became a major player in global production of the plant. Traces of cultivation can be found as far back as the 14th century, but it was not until the 18th century that cannabis cultivation really took off.

  • 1340: First written records of cannabis cultivation in Morocco
  • Eighteenth century: Significant development of cannabis cultivation in Morocco
  • XXth century: Emergence of international traffic and growing global consumption

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French case: convicted of growing cannabis at home

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On January 10, 2023, a 38-year-old Pont-Audemer resident was sentenced by the Évreux criminal court to a one-year suspended prison sentence for growing cannabis at home. The story of his arrest goes back to November 12, 2021, in the rue Notre-Dame-du-Pré in Pont-Audemer. On that day, soldiers from the Gendarmerie’s surveillance and intervention platoon, accompanied by a sniffer dog, detected an odor of…

Cannabis cultivation is a complex and controversial subject, touching on legal, economic, social and cultural aspects. However, it’s important to remember that behind these debates are people with a passion for their craft and a story to tell.

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