Big Business vs Drug Dealers: The Battle Over Lebanon’s Weed Industry
Lebanon, a country that has been illegally exporting cannabis for decades, has become the first Arab country to legalize the plant for medicinal export.
Despite a collapsing economy, COVID-19 and an explosion that devastated Beirut in 2020, investors are flocking to Lebanon to capitalize upon the new laws.
VICE’s Rony Karkar explores the nuanced relationships between investors and drug lords in an unprecedented time for the country.
Watch more stuff like this:
Will Lebanon Be the First to Legalize Cannabis in the Arab World?
Inside Lebanon’s Illegal Weed Business
The Dangerous Rise of Contaminated Weed
Click here to subscribe to VICE: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-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: bit.ly/VICE-Videos
Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com
More videos from the VICE network: www. vicevideo
Click here to get the best of VICE daily: bit.ly/1SquZ6v
Like VICE on Facebook: vice
Follow VICE on Twitter: vice
Follow us on Instagram: vice
The VICE SEslow Network:
VICE News: seslow.infoNews
VICE Sports: seslow.info
Lebanon’s Green Gold Rush