Auteur anonyme. Vue aérienne d'un champ de cannabis au milieu d'une forêt dans la région du Vale do São Francisco, nord-est du Brésil.


Cannabis Suds

Le réseau Cannabis Suds, fondé par Kenza Afsahi, comprend des chercheur.e.s qui ont investi les terrains de la production et du marché du cannabis, notamment dans les Pays des Suds. Il mène une réflexion

sur les bouleversements actuels du marché mondial du cannabis

et leurs conséquences sur les pays du Sud.

Acutalités du Réseau

Cannabis Suds


Khalid Tinasti est secrétaire exécutif de la Global Commission on Drug Policy et membre du Réseau Cannabis Suds. Il signe une tribune en faveur de la légalisation du cannabis au Maroc dans l'Economiste.

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Cannabis Suds




Khalid Tinasti is a Visiting Fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva, the Executive Secretary of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and an Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University. His research focuses on the intersection between political science and global health in the implementation of drug policies. Before joining the Global Commission’s Secretariat as a Policy Analyst in 2013, he worked as an independent consultant for UNAIDS, WHO, the Graduate Institute and others. Prior to that, Khalid worked as a Press and Communications Officer in the office of the Minister of Urban Cohesion in France, and as an Administrative Officer in Gabon. Khalid holds a PhD in political science from the Catholic University of Paris and held research fellowships at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland). He is the author of scientific papers and policy research reports with a focus on public policies, democracy and the role of elections, and international drug control mechanisms. He authored Gabon : entre démocratie et régime autoritaire (L’Harmattan, 2014), and is currently co-editing the Research Handbook on International Drug Policy (Edward Elgar, 2019).



Khalid Mouna is an anthropologist, professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Moulay Ismail, Meknes. He is a Fellow Researcher at the Centre Jacques Berque-CNRS, Rabat, Morocco. His research publications focus on cannabis, social changes, migrations, and post-Arab Spring-social mobilization. He led two fellowships of research: one MIM – AMERM program funded by the Swiss foundation PEM “Space imagined, lived space and negotiated space. Comparison of Spanish and sub-Saharan migration in Tangier”, and one European program Marie Currie: “Dance, costume, music”. He is also a member of the European Marie Currie project on the Arab Spring. 

This research on cannabis addresses the issue of production and marketing, including the forms of domination linked to the monopoly of this activity by the big baznassa. The problem of the margin is thus central in this research on the Rif, in order to grasp the dynamics generated by the cannabis economy.

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Craig Paterson is an historian based at Rhodes University, South Africa. His research interests include the history of domesticated plants and animals, particularly as it relates to the everyday life of people in rural areas of southern Africa and the politics of land & property. He is currently completing his Doctoral thesis on the development of Traditional Horse Racing in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Craig’s work on the cannabis plant began in 2006 and formed the basis for his Master of Arts thesis, entitled Prohibition & Resistance: A Socio-Political Exploration of the Changing Dynamics of the Southern African Cannabis Trade, c. 1850 – the present (2009). He has worked with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government to draft policy on Traditional Horse Racing; was a researcher on the UNDP Communal Lands Project; and has assisted as an historical researcher at High Court and Constitutional Court level on a number of matters, including, but not limited to, land restitution and the history of the cannabis plant.


Salem Darwich est né à Zahlé au Liban. Il est professeur à la Faculté d’Agronomie de l’Université libanaise, actuellement membre et représentant de la Faculté d’Agronomie au sein du conseil d’administration de l’Université Libanaise et ancien chef de département d’économie agricole. Sa thèse de doctorat (2003) menée à l’Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM) et à l’École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier (ENSAM) a porté sur "la relance de l'agriculture familiale au Liban : tentatives de reconversion des cultures illicites et changement des systèmes de production dans la région de Baalbeck-Hermel, Béqaa-Liban". Dans ses recherches, il montre le lien fort entre les clans et les cultures illicites d’un côté, et le politico-économique d’un autre côté, dans un contexte avec des contradictions religieuses, géographiques et politiques très délicates. Son parcours de recherche se montre très pluridisciplinaire. Il traite des relations entre le développement rural, territorial, l’agriculture familiale et l’émergence de cultures illicites. Il a publié plusieurs articles dont « La plaine de la Béqaa : des cultures illicites aux cultures vivrières » et « L'agriculture libanaise : du charybde de la guerre au scylla de l'intégration mondiale ». Récemment, il a élargi le champ de ses recherches en collaborant avec des chercheurs étrangers afin de comparer le cas libanais avec d’autres pays et surtout avec le Maroc.




Vicki Hanson MPhil/PhD Candidate in Public Policy at the Department of Government, University of the West Indies (Mona).  Her research work involves exploring the public policy issues to be resolved in a regulated cannabis (ganja) industry in the Caribbean, using Jamaica as the case study.  Her research work also focuses the influence of Policy Diffusion Theory, Actor-Network Theory and Social Choice Theory on the regulation of cannabis (ganja) in small island states such as the Caribbean.  She is currently leading the implementation of an Alternative Development (AD) Pilot Project which is intended on allowing the traditional communities to cultivate cannabis for the medicinal industry that has been created in Jamaica.  Vicki has also done significant work in political science to support presentations by members of the Houses of Parliament in Jamaica. 

Vicki is the Director of Special Projects and Corporate Planner at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and a Committee Member of Ganja Growers & Producers Association (GGPAJ) Jamaica.  She also serves as a Board member of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), a Board Member of National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET, Jamaica), as well as the National Council for Senior Citizens.  She also serves Jamaica as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in the parish of St. Catherine.



Paulo Fraga is a sociologist, professor of the Doctoral Program in Social Sciences of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. He is also a Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), an institution for which he receives fellowships of research.

His main research interests focus on the impact of drug policies on individuals, communities and population, with emphasis on studies of the illicit cannabis plantations in Brazil. He has devoted himself in recent years to studies on the involvement of women in cannabis cultivation and in drug trafficking.

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Benito Armando Solis Mendoza is an agronomist ,Faculty of Agrarian Sciences, Paraguay, where he graduated in 1993. He is a professor and coordinator of University Extension, of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Pedro Juan Caballero, National University of Asunción. He is a teacher and doctor in Rural Extension, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, with doctoral thesis on the participation of children and young people in the cannabis plant in Paraguay. His research is on the themes of Rural Youth, Family Farming and Agribusiness, Rural Development, Sustainable Rural Development, Cooperativism, Community Development, Apiculture and Crops of Illicit Plants.