Cannabis cultivation in Albania increases

Albania’s General Prosecuting Office has reported that, in 2020, there were 18.8% more legal proceedings for cannabis than in 2019. The prosecution office has attributed this increase to Albania’s expanding cannabis cultivation industry. Albania’s police have started to monitor for cannabis agriculture in open spaces by using air surveillance techniques. The enforcement measures will focus on the Durres, Tirana, Vlora, Fier and Elbasan areas where cannabis agriculture has been most concentrated.