Abdelkhalek Ben Abdellah inspects cannabis in his fields in the Rif mountains of northern Morocco. In this Sept
In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Abdelkhalek Ben Abdellah inspects cannabis in his fields in the Rif mountains in the Village of Bni Hmed in the Ketama Abdelghaya valley, northern Morocco. There are an estimated 80,000 families in the rugged northern Rif mountains of Morocco who make their living from growing marijuana, according to U.N. estimates and their efforts have made Morocco the main hashish supplier for Europe and the world. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
(CNN)For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments and gangsters to grow cannabis as a cash crop.