In April 2020, Lebanon’s parliament, in an effort to boost the economy and government balance sheet, passed a law legalizing cannabis farming for medicinal and industrial use for export purposes.

 

A first in the Arab World. LAU School of Pharmacy’s own Dr. Mohammad Mroueh, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, joined Ethan Nadelmann, Founder, and Former Director, Drug Policy Alliance, Sandy Mteirik, Drug Policy Department Manager, the Skoun Addiction Center, in a webinar moderated by Nadya Mikdashi, Assistant Vice President for Development, LAU NY to discuss the law; what it means for drug policies in Lebanon, the region, and how medical marijuana has influenced policy reform.