English Translation of The Lebanese Medical Cannabis Law

By: Abdulla Abuwasel, Mahmoud Abuwasel, and Robert Raich


On 20 April 2020, the Lebanese Parliament passed a law permitting the cultivation, trade, research, and use of medical cannabis. W&W has drafted an unofficial English translation of the law:

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Author

Robert Raich

Robert Raich is one of the leading medical cannabis law experts and counsels clients on issues relating to medical cannabis investments in Lebanon.

Mr. Raich was the attorney in both of the U.S. Supreme Court cases ever to consider cannabis issues: United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 (2001), and Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005).

He was a member of the California Attorney General’s Medical Marijuana Task Force (Chairman, Caregiver Issues Subcommittee), and he has taught classes on cannabis to cadets at Police Department Police Academies, as well as continuing education classes to other lawyers. He has appeared before dozens of tribunals throughout the U.S., advocating with respect to cannabis legislation and litigating cannabis cases.

Mr. Raich is also a Founding Board Member of the International Cannabis Bar Association.

Before practicing law, Mr. Raich served as a staff member in the United States Senate and the Texas House of Representatives, served in various positions in presidential and senatorial election campaigns.

Mr. Raich’s cases have been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, USA Today, and more.


Mahmoud Abuwasel
Managing Partner | mabuwasel@waselandwasel.com

Mahmoud Abuwasel is a Harvard graduate practitioner with experience in North America and the MENA region, focusing on corporate, tax, and construction disputes.

He has represented leading HNW investors and multinationals across the globe in multi-billion-dollar litigation and arbitral proceedings, and is regularly published and interviewed in leading news outlets.

Mahmoud also serves as Vice-President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice in the Netherlands, and is Co-Chair of International Development of the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs.

Clients describe him as “being a quick thinker”, “an outstanding gentleman”, “a great professional lawyer”, “a master at his game”, and an “unstoppable force”.

Abdulla Abuwasel
Managing Associate | awasel@waselandwasel.com

Abdulla Abu-Wasel is a graduate of the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. He is a certified Legal Technician in the State of California and has studied Contract Law at Harvard University.

Abdulla trained under the former Chief Justice of the UAE Federal Supreme Court, working on matters varying from bounced cheques in relation to identity theft, to the applicability of force majeure on insurance disputes, and employment law compliance.

He has written on a multitude of topics, including navigating the arbitrator selection process, the laws of space and the implementation of space cybersecurity, the business of influencing, and social media laws and regulations in the UAE.

He specializes in commercial and investment arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, and influencer disputes.

Abdulla works closely with entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized enterprises in protecting their businesses from minor to major disputes and is closely trusted by various high-net-worth entrepreneurs in the MENA region.

Abdulla serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors for The Hague Institute of Global Justice, a Partner of Young Arab Leaders, and a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council.

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