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Cannabis on Balconies? Greek Minister Calls for Legalization

The Greek government has initiated a debate over the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes. Deputy Minister for Agriculture Yiannis Tsironis, said that cannabis should be cultivated legally, "even on someone’s balcony", provided that the user pays a fee to...

Cyprus Follows in the Footsteps of Greece and Approves Medical Cannabis Bill

The Cyprus government on Wednesday approved a bill allowing the cultivation and provision of medical cannabis, Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides said. Speaking after the cabinet meeting, Pamborides said that the aim of the bill was to get international investors to...

Greece May Soon Legalize Medicinal Cannabis

The production of cannabis in Greece for the legal consumption of medicinal purposes may soon be passed in Parliament. Health Minister Andreas Xanthos has stated that measures are underway to approve such a bill and that once approved, doctors will...

Lagi Demetriou of the Stavros Flatley Duo Arrested For Cannabis Factory

Lagi Demetriou, part of the Stavros Flatley father-son act that came in fourth place on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, has been arrested after police found a cannabis factory in his North London flat, ibtimes.co.uk has reported. According to sources,...

Police Drug Heist: 6.7 Tons of Cannabis Seized

  Police seized over 6.7 tons of cannabis, 45,630 cannabis plants, 62,646 drug pills, 178.7 kg of heroin and 101 kg of cocaine in the first 10 months of 2016. Moreover, 11,220 persons were arrested for drug trafficking. Greek police chief...

Flying High: British Airways Flight to Crete Makes Emergency Landing as Stench of Cannabis Filled the Cabin

A British Airways flight from Gatwick to Heraklion, Crete, was forced to make an emergency landing in Paris after the cabin apparently filled with a strong stench of cannabis and several members of the crew fell ill. It only took...

Cannabis for Medical Use to be Legalized in Greece

The Greek Health Ministry on Monday announced the formation of a working group consisting of  academics, psychiatrists, and scientific and legal advisers of the prime minister, health ministry and the justice ministry and members of patient associations, to initiate...

36 SYRIZA Deputies are Calling for the Legalization of Medical Cannabis

36 leftist SYRIZA MPs submitted a question to Greek Health Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis regarding the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The question, titled "National plan for medicinal cannabis," follows a previous request for the legalization of medical marijuana...

Drug Bust: 15 Arrests in Huge Operation in Athens

A huge drug heist is underway by the Greek Drug squad. The operation has already resulted in the arrest of a 15 member ring -- including their leader who is a Balkan businessman and drug baron -- belonging to...

Twenty SYRIZA MPs Propose Cannabis Legalization for Medical Purposes

Twenty SYRIZA lawmakers proposed in parliament on Monday the full legalization of cannabis for medical and pharmaceutical purposes. The proposal was addressed to the Ministers of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights; Health; Economy; Development and Tourism; Agriculture and Food, Interior...