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Investments in Hemp, Pharmaceutical Cannabis Taking Off in Greece

Investments in plants for processing industrial hemp and pharmaceutical cannabis amounting to at least 255 million euros are currently in progress in Greece, says the director of Cannatec Greece, a company leading the sector. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

Cannabis Plants Discovered in Greek Prison

Greek police have found a cannabis plantation at a prison farm in the northern town of Kassandra. Sixty plants, two meters high, planted by inmates were confiscated. According to reports, the inmates had also installed an automatic watering system in the...

Cannabis Abuse Soars in Greece

The number of people who suffer from the effects of cannabis abuse in Greece soared to 35 percent in 2017 from 14 percent in 2006, according to a report published by Kethea, the largest rehabilitation and social reintegration network in...

Athens' Foodies Flock to Cannabis-Oil Souvlaki Joint (video)

A taverna and grill in Athens that serves souvlaki, smoked trout or eel in pita bread has become a hit for one extra-special ingredient: cannabis oil. Now that the cultivation and production of cannabis for medical purposes has become legal...

Athens Set to Host Huge Cannabis Expo

As Greece turns to medical cannabis as a means of generating much-needed revenue, Athens is hosting a three-day event -- backed by the government -- to drum up interest in the controversial substance. The Greek capital on Friday will see...

Greek Coast Guard Snatch Boat Carrying 2 Tons of Cannabis (video)

The Hellenic Coast Guard on Saturday seized a boat carrying two tons of processed cannabis, 40 nautical miles off Ierapetra, Crete. The 20-meter tug boat started its route from Cyprus heading to Spain. Hellenic Port Authority headquarters received a tip...

Greek Lawmakers Get First Look at Medical Cannabis Bill

Plans to legalize the growing of cannabis for medical use were submitted to Greece's parliament on Wednesday. Athens is fast-tracking the legislation after ministers attended a medical cannabis trade fair last month. The government last year authorized the import of several...

Tons of Cannabis Found on Vessel South of Crete

A Tanzania-flagged vessel that was intercepted by the Coast Guard south of the island of Crete, was loaded with approximately 7 tons of processed cannabis. If the amount of cannabis is confirmed then it would be one of the largest...

Greek Minister: Growers Interested in Investing Over €1.5 Bln in Medical Cannabis

Growers have expressed interest in investing over 1.5 billion euros in the cultivation of cannabis for medical use, said Greece's Minister of Rural Development and Food Evangelos Apostolou. Speaking to Bloomberg, the Greek minister said that Greece's warm and sunny...

Ten Suspects Arrested as Police Bust Drug Distribution Ring in Greek Schools

Eight Albanians and two Greeks, aged between 18 and 26, have been arrested in Athens after a concerted operation by the Greek Police to uncover drug trafficking in Greek high schools and universities. They were part of a large criminal...