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Facts and stats
Traditionally it is cannabis that has been the most widely consumed drug in the country of Morocco. The country is one of the world’s largest producers of cannabis.
It is estimated that as many as 100,000 Moroccans are employed in the industry of cannabis production.
Morocco was the source of cannabis for around 30% of all countries where the drug was seized in 2003. By 2009, however, this proportion had dropped to 20%, suggesting that the country was becoming a less significant cannabis producer.
Morocco is an Islamic state and although more liberal when it comes to the selling of alcohol, nevertheless alcohol consumption remains low in the country and is limited mainly to foreign tourists.
Cannabis is consumed in the form of hashish, consumed as a pastry called ‘maajoune’ and, when smoked with tobacco, is referred to as ‘kif’.
According to research from 1993, out of 500 students aged between 14 and 26 in Tangier, approximately 67% had used cannabis, 11% had taken cocaine, 6% had abused heroin and 5% had taken prescription drugs recreationally at least once in the last year.
Frequent abuse of drugs amongst young people in the same survey was considerably lower, with 11% admitted they took drugs on a frequent basis and 19% saying they used drugs occasionally.
According the UN’s 1993 research, abusers of opiates tended to be mostly between the ages of 20 and 30.
11% of those caught trafficking cocaine into Italy in 2008 were citizens of Morocco, representing the largest percentage of any country.
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