A Sustainable Future for Cannabis Farmers

Growing demand for cannabis in the North and crashing prices of agricultural commodities like coffee, cocoa and banana due to free trade policies, turned the ever-expanding illegal cannabis market into a survival economy for millions of people.

This report argues that lessening the barriers for small farmers while raising them for large companies can help to steer legal cannabis markets in a more sustainable and equitable direction based on principles of community empowerment, social justice, fair trade and sustainable development.

The Transnational Institute is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet.

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