The Albania government has decided to legalize medical cannabis. The law, “control of the cultivation and processing of the cannabis plant and the production of its by-products for medical and industrial purposes” is now online. The bill will now be available for public comment, after which it will be forwarded to Parliament. Opposition groups call the development irresponsible and claim that it will only facilitate even more illegal cultivation. The government, in contrast, believes that the law will enable them to control the legal industry—and even bring in much-needed foreign export income.