Liberian Law Enforcement Hope to Crack Down on Bong County’s Marijuana Farmers

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Meanwhile, in news that writes itself…

Via AllAfrica.com:

Law enforcement officials in Liberia’s central region of Bong County say weak drug laws are making it difficult for the Government of Liberia (GoL) to crack down on marijuana farmers engaged in domestic marijuana trade in that part of the country, the Heritage has gathered.

According to report, many farmers in Liberia are turning to growing marijuana to make ends meet. Marijuana is largely a domestic trade, the report notes. The United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says marijuana is the world’s most widely used illegal drug. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime adds that many African countries, like Liberia, have ideal growing climates for marijuana.

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  • alizardx

    subtext… threats of foreign aid cutoffs (and whatever rakeoffs politicians get from foreign aid) if the USA doesn’t get the kind of drug laws it wants.

  • RoboKy

    So this is the thing that the “government” of Liberia is going to try and do something about? Not the myriad of much more immediate issues, like the AIDS epidemic, or the extremely high instances of rape, or the warlords waiting for the UN to leave this year so they can start fighting again. Nah, lets focus on the most innocuous drug being used there.