Drugs bill goes to Parliament

Legislation to decriminalize personal use but is tougher on those manufacturing and dealing in narcotics
E Kathimerini (Greece)
Monday, January 9, 2012

Draft legislation that foresees the decriminalization of the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use but the leveling of criminal charges against individuals caught growing or manufacturing drugs or using them in public was submitted in Parliament in Greece. The bill is part of a broader initiative aimed at decongesting Greece’s jails, many of which are filled to beyond double their capacity. (See also: Drug law reform in Greece)