As Lebanese authorities seem to back down from their war on drugs, many are wondering if the legalisation of hashish can solve more problems than it causes.

If Afghanistan is considered the global capital for heroin and opium, than one could argue that Lebanon is global capital for hashish. Just like in Afghanistan, Lebanon has been for years in a constant battle with the state to grow the highly lucrative and illegal crop. However, with the myriad of problems that are gripping Lebanon from within and around its border, security forces have come to terms that there are bigger problems to deal with than hashish growers.

Lebanon's war on drugs has led to security forces using bulldozers and flattening or burning fields in an effort to deter farmers from growing the crops. The showdown often ends in violence with farmers using assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades to protect their investments....

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