The EU Delegation in Tirana has clarified that it is not involved in the government’s plan to legalize cultivation of marijuana in Albania.
In a Twitter status, the EU presence in Albania has distanced itself from any insinuation that the government has consulted with Brussels over a possible law which could allow the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes.
Following several media requests, we want to clarify that the European Commission and the EU Delegation have not been involved in preparation, drafting or consultation of draft reports concerning plans for cultivation and legalization of cannabis for medical purposes in Albania.
— EU in Albania (@EUinAlbania) May 9, 2020
The bill was presented on Saturday by Prime Minister Edi Rama during a joint conference with EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca.
The conference took place as a part of Europe’s Day celebrations. PM Rama claimed that the government has been working for over a year on the bill which will soon be open for public discussion.