Albanian government presents second law draft for cannabis legalisation
October 7, 2022 The second draft of a law on cultivating and processing cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes has been put forward by the Albanian government, bringing the plant another step closer to at least partial legalisation.
Albania has a long reputation for being one of the biggest producers and exporters of cannabis, as well as having extensive gang networks in Europe, including grow houses in the UK, Belgium, and Austria.
But now, the government wants to legalise the herb and reap the tax and investment benefits. In July, a first draft was proposed under which licenses will be granted for 15 years with a right of renewal.