Morocco is positioning itself as a significant player in the global medical and industrial cannabis market, leveraging its natural advantages and the opportunities presented by international demand. To guide this promising development, the National Agency for the Regulation of Cannabis-Related Activities (ANRAC) is currently crafting an ambitious strategic plan.

Spanning a decade, this strategic plan aims to transform the legal cannabis sector into a robust growth engine for the regions of Rabat, Chefchaouen, Al Hoceima, and Taounate. The goal is to create a competitive and sustainable socio-economic development hub based on a unified national vision and the engagement of all stakeholders.

The plan will position Morocco within the legal segments permitted by Law 13-21, such as cosmetics, dietary supplements, construction, and textiles. An accompanying communication campaign will target all stakeholders, from farmers to investors, to ensure widespread support and understanding of the sector’s potential.

ANRAC, responsible for implementing the state’s strategy for regulating and developing cannabis-related activities, will play a central role in the success of this strategic plan. The agency will oversee the issuance of licenses, control over cultivation and processing units, and the development of alternative crops to eliminate illegal cultivation.

With this strategic move, Morocco is setting a course towards becoming a global leader in medical and industrial cannabis. This ambitious plan reflects the Kingdom’s commitment to developing a sustainable and responsible industry for the benefit of its economy and its people.