Greece legalises medicinal cannabis

The move is a particularly significant one for Greece, given the country's restrictive drug laws which have a long history dating back to 1890
Neos Kosmos (Greece)
Monday, July 3, 2017

greece cannabis demoGreece's parliament has announced that cannabis is effectively legal for medicinal purposes. "From now on, the country is turning its page, as Greece is now included in countries where the delivery of medical cannabis to patients in need is legal," said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. While there has yet to be an announcement regarding licensing, as part of the change it is expected that the state will have the right to give licenses for cultivation of medicinal cannabis. Once the framework for cultivation has been completed, Prime Minister Tsipras said that the importation of cannabis-based medicines will be permitted.