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Will Lebanon Be the First to Legalize Cannabis in the Arab World?

November 18, 2019


  • Reply VICE April 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    The Middle East has been growing cannabis for generations, but some of Lebanon's most established farmers are wary of the latest talks of legalization. We went to the Bekka Valley to find out why what could happen if hashish goes legal.

    WATCH NEXT: Making Mahjoun with Ice-Water Hash —

  • Reply Ray Jones April 19, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    imagine a muslim, Christian and a jew all smoking weed on lsd then they do dmt, just imagine if it was the most powerful men of each religion it could be a game changer add in joe rogan, Joey Diaz and Duncan trussel with donaold trump. 😎

  • Reply Tom Mirakulix April 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Where is the field exactly?

  • Reply NaderR April 19, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Lebanon: Legalization of Cannabis, A Reality Far From Consensus

  • Reply Semper Paratus April 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    My question is, when the fuck is Texas going to legalize marijuana!?!? Fuckin prudes.

  • Reply The Nixaless April 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm


  • Reply Dian Galuh April 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    🇮🇩 INDONESIA Kapan bisa memanfa'atkan tanaman yg tumbuh susbur di negaran ini ???

  • Reply brian kilmury April 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Everyone thing that the government gets into runes it

  • Reply The Antagonizer April 21, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    May Allah bless these good Muslims

  • Reply Karam Rajeh April 22, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I feel it in every corner, aroma of marijuana
    By now this shit should be legal on every corner
    That'll happen once they get profits off every grower. Madness.

  • Reply silly pebbles April 22, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Where is Hamilton Morris

  • Reply Ares Pertriousvis April 22, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Let them live! marijuana is the plant if life

  • Reply NickXplore April 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

    "This is for free. Humanity is Priceless"

  • Reply sean anthony egan April 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I'm sure Hezbollah will take oversee production and earn more money from illegal funds

  • Reply Richard Helger April 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Please make an episode about how Portugal attempted to legalize it 20 years ago by decriminalizing it and failed. Almost every 2nd person is a mj or hash user in this country yet no one sees legalization coming.

  • Reply 420 420 April 23, 2019 at 1:02 am

    someone give these guys the mendo dope hookup they could triple the yield

  • Reply david smith April 23, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Powerful….but that farmer dude just wants to be a billionaire….

  • Reply Psybit White April 23, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I am an Israeli and I cheer Lebanon for this decision.
    It will make our own politicians look even dumber with their decision to keep weed illegal.
    Our politicians think they made some sort of a breakthrough when they allowed export of medical and pseudo-decriminalized recreational(pseudo means that it's still illegal but you will have a chance to pay a huge fine and avoid a criminal process, and if you keep getting caught, they will send you to prison).

  • Reply crow eater April 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Funny considering a lot of Lebanese politicians are part of these hash mafias.

  • Reply OA7 April 25, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Who else is watching this while being high?

  • Reply TheOtherWhiteBread0 April 25, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    🤙 we're getting there.

  • Reply top youtube challenger April 26, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Yala shar3oowa ba2a🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Reply Bartok April 27, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Meanwhile in Germany:
    People and most Political Parties: Legalize!
    Government's drug commissioner Marlene Mortler (her whole family is working in the beer industry): "Cannabis is forbidden, because it's an illegal drug"
    Also you pay around 24€ for a gram of medicinal cannabis (for comparison: It's 7€ in the Netherlands). Something's wrong here 😀

  • Reply Bang Bang April 28, 2019 at 7:56 am

    ALLAH gave us weed and oil,not weapons…💥

  • Reply Ross Anon April 29, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Meanwhile at vice HQ

  • Reply F H97 April 30, 2019 at 11:35 am

    90% of lebanese smoke hashish 😂😂😂😂 idiots think that we have a government no they only care when they smell money

  • Reply Blazing Tiger April 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    These farmers want to profit off of suffering! Cannabis needs to be legal worldwide, but you will always have two groups that oppose it, one group who is ignorant to the plant, and another group that is profiting from the illegality.

  • Reply Blazing Tiger April 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    That is not CBD oil!!! Jesus VICE!! I’m tired of your uneducated reporters. It seems like once you guys get someone who knows allot about cannabis, you can only keep them for a year or two before they want to leave your company.

  • Reply Jason Tempel April 30, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Food fuel fiber medicine bio-remediation ….Cannabis for all(use) FREE THE SEED!

  • Reply Real Fresh April 30, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    How much

  • Reply Rotumanpride! April 30, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    You would think the farmers would have a lifestyle like the mayor lols

  • Reply How To High May 1, 2019 at 12:50 am

    I want to go now this place

  • Reply oldwar dog May 1, 2019 at 1:00 am

    all this bullshit will stop around the world ones cannabis becomes legal and then more problems will come

  • Reply your comment might not work so please May 1, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Did they EXPLODE???

  • Reply shitty advice guy May 1, 2019 at 9:54 am

    The mayor is lebanese snoop dogg

  • Reply Marc Bou Abdallah May 1, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    With a government like ours, i'm definitely against cannabis being legalized under its own conditions. They have either robbed or destroyed every resource we have in this country. This plant is our last hope.

  • Reply Insert Name May 1, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    legalize it worldwide and let everybody grow themself weed and we would have worldpeace trust me.

  • Reply infinitestarz May 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    "Humanity is priceless"

  • Reply BIGD_OSpinner May 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    9 million dollars and the people doing all the hard work still look like they're poor….

  • Reply BIGD_OSpinner May 1, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    they're using Jet Fuel and ethanol to fucking cut the hash???… uhhh, that's not wassup… gross..

  • Reply The Kids Nice May 2, 2019 at 4:11 am

    :52 holy shit I thought those were giant weed trees

  • Reply ObiWan Solo716 May 3, 2019 at 11:41 am

    let the Muslims have legal weed, maybe they'll stop being such nerd raged suicidal pricks.

  • Reply Ganja Train May 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    great share!

  • Reply lilahdog 568 May 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Can't wait for weed hookahs to become a thing

  • Reply KING G May 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I’m Muslim and I agree that it should be legal all over the world. It’s very beneficial to our health and mental state. 😊

  • Reply sheltomlee May 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    If it's one thing the uptight Arab world desperately needs, it's a pull from the old peace pipe.

  • Reply Dowxer sickxess May 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    The government is the biggest gang smh

  • Reply 567 May 5, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    The farmers don't want it legalized because they don't want to pay taxes. Its really that simple.

  • Reply Big Sal May 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Lebanon might legalize cannabis due to an important pressure of the drugs lobby. Mainly from a poloitical party called Hezbollah

  • Reply 0m3n May 7, 2019 at 1:14 am

    any grower or producer of marijuana that gives it out for free to people in need of the medical properties is doing gods work

  • Reply Joseph Hill jr May 7, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Cbd edibles and oils already got banned in New York city

  • Reply Agentxphile May 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    What an amazing Mayor. A true politician of the people and for the people. Bravo.

  • Reply Kelvin May 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Subtitle please please, we are deaf full. I cant understand when he talk in english, please.

  • Reply Trojan Horse May 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm


  • Reply Jack Whetstone May 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm


  • Reply Sbl Inventory May 14, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Lebanon must focus on its people and my stance on Aruba is the same

  • Reply Sbl Inventory May 17, 2019 at 3:26 am

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  • Reply F E E L I N G P E A C H Y May 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    When you smoke cannabis, doesn’t it open your third eye or pineal glad?

  • Reply SeniorLeb May 31, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Lebanon is not like any other arab countries! you guys must visit and see

  • Reply ends all June 3, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Modi make cannabis legal in india.

  • Reply Tyler powell June 3, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    They cant complete with America..
    This is a joke just like their Afghan dirt weed

  • Reply Silly Goose June 3, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    خوانه ، الأخضر اللبناني ليس شيئًا. النرجيلة عصابة أين كنت في ؟؟؟؟؟

  • Reply Howard Zheng June 7, 2019 at 4:28 am

    After this stoning in Arabic will have a different meaning.

  • Reply Lone Wanderer June 9, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Cannabis could literally boost the Lebanese economy so much! If they become a major exporter!

  • Reply Zein Al Basha June 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm


  • Reply Scarboro Sasquatch Station June 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Lets go back in time to the early 1980's in my hometown of Toronto , when the Blonde and Red Lebanese hashish was good & plentiful , easily purchased then consumed in joints or water pipe- bubblers ! Best of all was the Infamous & trippy high from the " CHERRY RED LEBANESE HASH OIL " pure THC liquid Gold in a glass vial !!!

  • Reply Manu blabla June 10, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Finally VICE produces good docus again, THANK YOU <3

  • Reply Comrade Stalin June 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    damn lmao middle east and mexicans are way more similar than i thought

  • Reply Hankeer Gamer June 23, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I'm Lebanese 😊 from saida

  • Reply Illtron420 June 24, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    damn the whole country smoking some schwag

  • Reply Alex Baxter July 3, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    America, Canada, the biggest players of the West are legalizing this, and for once it is the UK and Europe that are falling behind on this issue.

  • Reply 3MR July 5, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    My hands are sticky it smells good come and smell it glory to god😂💊🔥

  • Reply looking 4 Brown July 7, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    any one got a good dealer within beirut?

  • Reply 6ixx boss July 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    This video is proof that weed could benefit the economy of a country and yet still it's a drug and it's illegal 😩😬

  • Reply Dübeln statt grübeln July 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Vice, ihr labert Scheiß

  • Reply Sleeping Lion July 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Jihadis for weed rights! Allah gave us this plant for some reason

  • Reply Sleeping Lion July 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I don't know if it's a sin, nor something to be adored. Just a medicine, with medicinal benefits.

  • Reply ADAM.B xMaurizio July 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Like dude the🤓🤓🤓 plant literally on their flag

  • Reply ADAM.B xMaurizio July 21, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Legalize it , it's humanity's hope I'm hopeful.

  • Reply ¡Ranting Loud Disclosing Pak! July 26, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Iraqi Red

  • Reply Young Ott July 27, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Lebnone we are Muslim stop being dumb

  • Reply Ziad Yaacoub July 29, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Everyone supporting the poor farmers without understanding a damn thing , these farmers run a monopoly that is directly linked to one of the political parties in lebanon , just like every sector in this country everything is owned by monopolies and maintained at inflated price , we have a lower buying power than most countries in the world and yet everything is super expensive .

  • Reply Chriscross July 30, 2019 at 8:25 am


  • Reply Michael Boyers August 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Jet fuel or Ethanol how crazy why not just press the plants until the oil comes out in the first place

  • Reply AELK August 7, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I Need a plug in Beirut 😂😂

  • Reply Dom Binning August 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    These people are just lazy like Afghans poisoning non Muslims, destroying societys. Coming from a semi infertile land we still manage to grow crops though it's tough at least society is not exploited and money goes to better life instead of conquering the world!

  • Reply Prosper Nyawuza August 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    7:09 "Humanity is priceless".

    There's a certain way Cannabis growers view the world and it's actually pretty awesome. It's great to see that despite all the fuckery in the world today that there are people who are like this…

    Where I'm from (South Africa) we say in isiZulu: "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" loosely translated to: A person is a person through people… Humanity!

  • Reply John Kelly August 25, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Send me a work pack

  • Reply Dr. Joners September 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    JAH. Be with you Mayor

  • Reply Elie Jabbour September 7, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    The lebanese government should legalize the medical use and the export of cannabis. Its the only thing that could save the lebanese crumbling economy and the hashish fields are already there and they are not going anywhere anytime soon so what is there to lose

  • Reply Paul Pietschinski September 13, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I grew up with a Lebanese dude. Man did he get the best hash.

  • Reply Tal Tafka September 16, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Talal is a legend since the 80’s!

  • Reply R. H.F. September 18, 2019 at 2:52 am

    love that chemist 'we have bomb weed over here trust me ill prove it'

  • Reply jeremy bryant September 19, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Humanity is priceless .deep words

  • Reply Alcare Telf September 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    What lovely natural phenotype the Lebanon is

  • Reply DiGiTaLGrAvEDiGGA September 28, 2019 at 11:44 pm


  • Reply Fish Sandwich September 29, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I swear that establishing governments to rule over US has to be the weakest and stupidest Choice mankind has ever made. And the only reason and excuse is because everyone's so fuking helpless and worthless. No one can take care of themselves, educate their own families, grow their own food, or take care of their own problems and business without calling the police and it's so pathetic that I almost want to vomit all over everyone in the world because they're so pathetic.

  • Reply Ali Blablabla October 19, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Hey vice, we're going through a revolution now here, time for some fresh news for you

  • Reply ananananana ajajaja November 6, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Sure, they might. But their weed is dog shit lmfao.

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