Albanian government presents second law draft for cannabis legalisation

The total area allowed for the cultivation of the cannabis plant for medical purposes cannot be greater than 150 hectares at the national level
Euractiv (Europe)
Friday, October 7, 2022

albania cannabis flagThe 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. 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. The new draft states that those applying to cultivate medicinal cannabis must hold another similar license in an OECD country and a Good Manufacturing Practice from the European Medicines Agency or Food and Drug Administration.