Morocco and its Fascination for Tomato Plants
Since the uproar created by the Uruguayan government and their recent decisions to legalise the cultivation of certain plants, another country as hit the headlines with their decision to stop ignoring the potential benefits of a type of plant typically associated with misuse.
Nobody has come out to say that the authorities are going to be changing fundamental aspects of the law, but the very fact that there is an emerging dialogue brings another country ever closer to creating a legal framework that is designed around logic and factual information rather than the pressure of the foreign diplomatic masses to keep an activity suppressed.
Many European nations see Morocco as the source of many of the controlled substances that cross their borders and as a result any decision made internally can have a significant impact on foreign countries, especially those in Europe.
But what seems to make less sense is that European nations claim there is a problem but would only accept a harsher attitude as positive action. Perhaps if European governments weren’t pushing their rehabilitative attitude to crime that makes any illegal act the fault of society at large, this would add up, but it doesn’t.
This is the second case in a year that a nation has bucked the trend and looked at opportunities in creating a much more sensible controlled environment around controlled substances. Perhaps Uruguay and Morocco could become the trend setters for other nations to follow. The impact however would be far greater on the Western world if a prominent Western nation made a similar jump and started to explore the opportunities.
When we know more about how this is panning out, we’ll make a point of mentioning it here.