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Albanian Police Destroy 1.7 Million Cannabis Plants in 2016 Alone

Germinating genocide as the cannabis is a multi-billion Euro business in Albania.

by Blake Taylor

If you’re smoking a bowl right now I suggest you put your piece down.  There is an awakening among us that have decided cannabis is nothing to be vilified, in fact quite the opposite.  A global war on drugs is being waged and the DEA confirmed it last week.  

The DEA also confirmed their stance on natural medicines that help a countless amount of diseases by re-classifying Krantom a well-known natural remedy for opioid and painkiller addiction.

In a globalist economy we can only observe patterns within a complicated world of policing pot.  Albania is a major country fighting a war on drugs because the Southeastern European nation has been a major producer of cannabis in Europe since the 1990s.  

The village of Lazarat was known as “Europe’s cannabis capitaland has been a central hub of production and the government has begun to crack down on the agricultural area.  

Pick your piece back up and take a big rip.

In June 2014 over 800 officers raided the tiny village and were able to gain control of the area after a five day shootout with local villagers.  Lazarat alone was producing 900 tons of marijuana per year which amounted to € 4.5 billion, nearly half of Albania’s gross domestic product.  

Albanian police have “successfully” destroyed over 1.7 million cannabis plants this year alone.  Altin Qato, a senior police director says they have destroyed three times as many plants as last year. More than 150 people have been arrested in the germinating genocide so far.  

Qato says that cannabis growers have utilized remote areas surrounded by mountains, inaccessible to vehicles and parcels of land with no owner, “which has made police work very difficult.”

Offenders who have been found guilty of production, sale, distribution and possession of drugs can face five to ten years in prison.  Drug trafficking holds a punishment of between seven to fifteen years in prison.  Qato says the country’s fight against its main export is far from over.


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Blake Taylor worked for a leading medical/recreational marijuana grower in the Seattle area and has been a freelance writer for four years.



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