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Legitimately Using of Psychotropics: An Overview of the Albanian Legal Treatment Toward the Legalization of Cannabis


The widespread use of Cannabis or other related substances is now a major concern not only in Europe but worldwide. This study focuses on the description and legal analysis of illegal activities carried out in the field of narcotics, as well as finding ways to reduce the risks associated with their use. It is based on the criminal strategy that covers the legal criminal field, as shown in the changes that have occurred while improving the laws. Through a comprehensive desk research and qualitative analysis, this study summarizes the criminal legislation and the changes that the Albanian Criminal Law, compared to its European counterparts, have undergone since 2001, the proposed legislation on the legalization of medicinal cannabis in 2023, as well as the legal measures taken in drug trafficking, illicit substances, and psychotropic drugs.

Keywords: Albanian criminal law, European Law, cannabis legalization, criminal activity, psychotropic substance

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