Lebanon will legalize growing marijuana after McKinsey evaluated it as a boost for the country’s troubled economy

Lebanon wants a piece of the red-hot global cannabis market.

The Middle Eastern nation is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical use in an effort to boost its troubled economy, Lebanon’s House Speaker told US ambassador Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday, according to the country’s official news agency.

The move comes after a report from the consulting firm McKinsey Company delivered to Lebanon’s government that evaluated a number of economic initiatives, including cannabis legalization. The firm was contracted by Lebanon in January to come up with a plan to

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