Moroccan Social Media Users Launch Campaign “Zero Grissage” to Fight Crime

Rabat – Moroccan social media users launched a campaign with  the slogan “Zero Grissage,” on Monday. The campaign aims to increase public safety, eradicate the crime in Moroccan streets and call for the security department to  be more effective.This was inspired by the latest initiative of the Ministry of Environment that aims to raise awareness about the environmental risks Morocco is facing due to the accumulation of plastics. Social media users launched the  hashtag  #ZeroGrissage, calling the state  to intervene to find resolutions to the phenomenon of criminal attacks and robbery in public and restore safety among citizens.Charlie b’Darija, a  Facebook page that posts analytical topics and opinions of young Moroccans about social life, politics and religion, was the first page to launch the campaign by starting a petition titled “From the people to the King Mohammed VI.” The petition addresses the King Mohammed VI as the supreme authority in Morocco. It requests action from the state, “after a series of heinous crimes that many Moroccan  citizens have recently experienced, especially gunpoint robberies. As young Moroccans, we collectively aim to launch this campaign via social media networks and address the Royal institution to take the necessary procedures to end those criminal threats and provide security to citizens through restraining penalties for everyone arrested with weapons, [including swords and knives]. We also hope the Royal institution expands the security network in order to include all  kinds of criminals [who commit crimes like robbery in public], who should not not receive your pardon, in order to enhance the overall security in the kingdom.”Charlie b’Darija also provides a space for the victims to share  photos or videos of crimes committed against them, in order to mobilize people to stand together against crimes.The campaign came after the inhabitants of El Ksar Kbir took to the streets to denounce the absence of security in the city, after an 18 year-old boy was murdered last week by a boss of a gang nicknamed “Rombo.”Edited by Alexandra Krauska read more

CannTrust shares dive on report that CEO chair knew of unlicensed pot

Companies in this story: (TSX: TRST) The Canadian Press VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Corp. shares have plummeted further after a media report alleging that the cannabis company’s chief executive and chairman of the board were aware of pot cultivation in rooms without government approval months before Health Canada discovered the illicit activity. Shares of the Vaughan, Ont.-based licensed producer were down more than 20 per cent in late morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange to $2.73 from its previous close of $3.43.A report published in the Globe and Mail late yesterday cites emails that suggest CannTrust chairman Eric Paul and its chief executive Peter Aceto were informed in November that the firm was growing pot in unlicensed rooms at its Ontario greenhouse.CannTrust is being investigated by Health Canada, which says it discovered during an unannounced inspection in June that the pot firm was growing cannabis in several rooms before it got the appropriate licences to do so.CannTrust disclosed Health Canada’s findings on July 8, and nearly 13,000 kilograms of cannabis products linked to the five unlicensed rooms have been put on hold by both the regulator and voluntarily by CannTrust as samples undergo testing at government laboratories.CannTrust voluntarily halted all shipments and sales of its products as Health Canada conducts its investigation and an independent special committee of its board of directors examines what transpired.Prior to the share price drop today, CannTrust’s stock had already lost roughly 47 per cent of its value from $6.46 on July 5 before the company disclosed Health Canada’s findings. read more