Albania Could Be Haven For Cannabis Smoking Backpackers On A Really Low Budget
ALBANIA is not on the backpackers trail. But it soon will be. Maybe.
Last week, Albanian special forces raided the marijuana-growing village of Lazarat, south of the capital Tirana.
Gangs based in Lazarat are believed to produce about 900 metric tons of cannabis a year, worth about 4.5 billion euros ($6.1 billion) – roughly half the small Balkan country’s GDP.
So. What do the police do with such a valuable cash crop in a pretty poor country? Yeah, they burn it. What utter idiots.