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Greece Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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The number of European Union countries with legal medical marijuana has increased again, with the recent addition of Greece. This once ancient society showed its progressive outlook last week by making medical cannabis available to its citizens in need.

At a press conference, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that doctors will soon be able to prescribe the medicine. “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 Tsipras.

With this historic move, Greece joins Germany, Finland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain in allowing one of the world’s oldest medicines for people in need.

The details on distribution methods and how patients will access the medicine have yet to be divulged. As well, cannabis will be rescheduled in Greece from a Table A drug, meaning one with no medicinal value, to a Table B, which has approved medical use.

Greece will also soon be able to import cannabis-based medicines from countries like Canada, the world’s major marijuana heavyweight.

Greece has had a strict prohibition on cannabis since 1890. This recent landmark decision is a further indication that pot reform is at the forefront of international awareness.

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Jon Hiltz was a journalist for Marijuana.com for two years and is now director of content for INDIVA, a licensed cannabis producer in Ontario Canada.

4 Comments

  1. South africa is next in line…..its legal here high court ruling…….but constitutional court gave us 24 months till they pass the law of 1976……i just hope b4 dat

  2. Mike L. Wallace Jr. on

    Cancer Apoptosis Kills Cancer Cell with Cannabis . With Medical Marijuana you have to get the Cancer before you can get the cure . But Recreational would Prevent it .

  3. Pakshal Katariya on

    Shame on hypocrisy of Indian Government! For the benefit of Tobbaco & Pharma companies they keep the thing banned which was found in this country & has great significance in Hindu Mythology.

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