The Moroccan hash industry – (part one: Peace)


For almost thousand years, the Rif has been home to large scale cannabis cultivation. While there have been flare-ups of violence from the Moroccan police from time to time, the past decade has seen a transition to peace in the War on Drugs. In Amsterdam - hash-selling coffeeshops rely heavily on this industry, while the entire supply chain is still illegal. I wanted to find out what's going on and why we're not talking about this. So I went to Morocco to find out. Controlled Substance is a Youtube channel that tries education instead of oppression to control drug use. We approach the topic from a scientific perspective and without any taboos. We assume intelligence and responsibility from our viewers, since all are actors in one of the biggest conflicts of our time: the international War on Drugs. Controlled Substance is hosted from the Netherlands by science journalist Thijs Roes and is produced by Yeah Science in Amsterdam. If you like our work, please support us on Patreon!