Tag: cannabis
Macedonia 20.04.21 | 15:41

Amid growing drug trafficking scandals, the youth wing of Zaev’s party calls for marijuana legalization

SDMM, the youth wing of the ruling SDSM party, called for the legalization of marijuana on April 20th, a day endorsed by cannabis users and legalization activists as their holiday. Despite the numerous scientific reports that show the positive and healing effects of cannabis use, legalization proceeds...

Economy 30.12.20 | 20:01

Zaev plans cannabis not to be a luxury for the rich: Everyone will be able to grow 2-3 stems at home

During Wednesday’s Q&A session in Parliament, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced that the legalization of marijuana will not only mean a privilege for the rich, but also envisages that everyone can grow two or three stems at home. Our position on this issue is clear. This will not be a privilege...

Macedonia 30.12.20 | 13:57

Zaev’s Government wants to have marijuana legalized within days

Spokesman Dusan Arsovski repeated the Government position that legalization of marijuana needs to happen as soon as possible. This issue has become practically the single focus point of the Zaev regime after its failure to secure the opening of EU accession talks. The Government has emphasized that it...

Economy 22.12.20 | 14:17

Zaev expects revenue of 250 million euros from cannabis next year

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced decriminalization of possession of small quantities of marijuana for personal use, as well as a debate in the first half of next year on the legalization of marijuana. As announced by Zaev, this would mean that, following the example of Amsterdam, people will be able...

Macedonia 21.12.20 | 12:42

It is not right for someone to go to prison for using half a gram of cannabis, said Zaev announcing liberalization

It is not right for someone to go to prison for using half a gram of cannabis, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said, announcing a debate on legalization of cannabis in 2021. At Monday’s press conference, where he presented the projects and programs of the government “Action 21” initiative,...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 12:14

Zaev’s brother denies owning marijuana plants – they belong to our cousins, he says

Zoran Zaev’s brother Vice Zaev, who is repeatedly named in numerous businesses that thrive due to the influence of the “ruling family” insisted that he does not directly own marijuana plants in Macedonia. In an interview, Vice Zaev said that the plants in Sveti Nikole and Valandovo are actually...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 18:32

Zaev again announces marijuana legalization move that would benefit his family businesses

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended the opening of a new cannabis plant near Skopje, an investment from the NYSK holding company, and announced that he will renew his push to allow companies to sell dried cannabis flowers. Zaev’s own family and close friends have moved strongly into the marijuana...

Macedonia 08.10.20 | 15:05

After his inner circle invested in marijuana plantations, Zaev again tries to legalize its recreational use

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is recasting his old demand that marijuana use is legalized – an idea from which his family businesses stand to gain – as a measure that would help cafes and the hospitality industry in general make it through the recession. The hospitality industry has a low share...

Macedonia 19.05.20 | 18:51

VMRO demands answers after Zaev’s latest marijuana scandal

Zoran Zaev and his family have become a cannabis mafia, said VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski, after the Government and the ruling SDSM party have failed to explain the move to issue a cannabis growing licence to the son of a local party boss who was recently sentenced for cigarette smuggling. Zaev...

Macedonia 30.01.20 | 15:45

Nikolovska: After his son-in-law, Zaev gave license for cannabis cultivation to smuggler Boro!

The “Cannabis – Zaev’s Millions” scandal has peaked. Today, VMRO-DPMNE revealed a new scandal over a company that got a license for growing marijuana. The Medplant company in the village of Borisovo, Novo Selo, is the company that got the license, which is owned by Pero Stojcev,...

Economy 27.01.20 | 16:40

“Nicob” owner’s mother got cannabis cultivation license

Out of 31 licenses issued, of which ten were issued in December, the majority have been granted to companies whose owners are close to the Zaev government and SDSM, Ruzica Nikolovska of VMRO-DPMNE said on Monday. She recalled that the opposition party has so far presented two companies close and affiliated...

Macedonia 04.10.19 | 11:15

Outrage as Zaev promotes his brand of cannabis oil as instant cure for epilepsy in children

The shocking statement by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, that cannabis oil cures children from epilepsy, prompted outrage in the Macedonian public. Zaev made the comment in Parliament, when he was pressed about his business dealings with cannabis cultivation, as his family is quickly becoming the top grower...

Macedonia 03.10.19 | 15:12

Zaev family to make trillions with cannabis business

VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonio Milososki at Thursday’s Q&A session in Parliament expressed his dissatisfaction with the answer of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on the question of whether he discussed with Mike Straumietis (Big Mike) about legal changes to the Law on Growing and Selling Cannabis in Macedonia...

Economy 18.09.19 | 13:18

Many are investing in cannabis in Macedonia, but no exports are being made yet, Reuters reports

Reuters reports on the growing marijuana business in Macedonia, adding that while investments amount to tens of millions of EUR, very little of the product has been exported yet. Macedonia legalised the growth of cannabis for medicinal purposes in 2016, and since 2017, 28 licences for growth and production...

Macedonia 20.06.19 | 21:37

It helps when the Prime Minister is your friend: Croatian TV reports from the Krusevo cannabis plant

The Croatian TV station RTL filmed a report from the 5 Letters cannabis oil plant in Krusevo, which is considered at least loosely to the Zaev family business empire. The TV station presented the manager and part-owner of the plant, Zoran Janevski, as “friend of Zoran Zaev and his party member”. That...

World 26.12.18 | 13:29

Thailand approves medicinal cannabis

Thailand’s parliament has voted to approve cannabis for medical use, with a key lawmaker calling it a “New Year’s gift” to the Thai people. Recreational use will remain illegal. Marijuana was used in Thailand as a traditional medicine, until it was banned in the 1930s. South East...

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