Center for Security Research Events The CSR organized the public debate „The impact of mass marijuana production on the crime in the communities“

The CSR organized the public debate „The impact of mass marijuana production on the crime in the communities“

On 8th of July, the Center for Security Research held a public debate titled „The impact of mass marijuana production on the crime in the communities“, in the Culture Hall in the municipality of Novo Selo.

The main speakers in the debate were the Director of CSR, Aleksandar Nacev PhD, and the special advisor on counterterrorism in the CSR, Rabie Sedrak, and the event was moderated by Petar Markov MD. The speakers and the moderator talked about the issue if legal and illegal marijuana production and how it impacts the rise of crime in the communities, and how the profits of illegal drug trafficking are influencing the communities.

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