Morocco: inauguration of the first cannabis factory
The cooperative “Bio cannat” in Morocco announced on Monday the launch of the first laboratory for processing Indian cannabis and extracting materials for the food and medical industry.
The cooperative said in a statement on Facebook that this production unit, located in the area of Bab Berred, in the region of Chefchaouen, is the first unit at the national level under construction for the exploitation of Indian cannabis for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
“In partnership with its members, public and private partners, the cooperative has realized the first production unit for the processing of Indian cannabis and the extraction of substances, cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and other substances,” the cooperative notes.
According to the same source, “these substances are used in many food, industrial, medical and semi-medical industries due to their numerous benefits, scientifically proven to relieve pain and help in the treatment of many pathological conditions.
The cooperative obtained the first licence for the conversion of Indian hemp at the national level last October, adding that “there will be agricultural experiments with some farmers in the Chefchaouen region, in order to provide the raw material after having provided the seeds for this purpose,” according to the same source.