Spanish village grows drugs to pay $1.7m debt

Farmers in Catalunya cultivating marijuana after collapse of construction boom and years of overspending.



    The village of Rasquera in Spain's Catalunya region has found a controversial way of paying off its $1.7m debt. 

    The collapse of the construction boom and years of overspending have all taken their toll on the village.

    This has led local politicians to consider a profitable solution, growing marijuana, and it is legal.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Rasquera. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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