Albania is expected to legalise cannabis for medical purposes as early as in July, media reported on May 12, citing PM Edi Rama.
Rama was cited as saying by Albanian Daily News that the government is working on a final draft to legalise marijuana for medical use and that the draft will be voted on in the parliament in July.
“We have to go forward with this project. This is the fourth year since we started discussions on this issue, which is actually a global trend,” Rama was quoted.
Rama said earlier that the government has been working with local and foreign experts for a year to prepare the draft which will be revealed soon.
Neighbouring North Macedonia already legalised the use of marijuana for medical purposes in 2016. Since then the sector has been flourishing as dozens of factories have been opened.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the Albanian authorities should increase tax revenues to sustain the higher spending needs of the people and the economy. The statement was released ... more
A second patient infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) has committed suicide in Albania, jumping from a window of a Tirana hospital, local media reported on September 3. The hospital lacks staff as ... more
Law enforcers in Albania and Italy have arrested 37 members of an organised criminal group that trafficked large quantities of illegal drugs, said the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice ... more