Jul 17, 2017 12:45 PM

Greece to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, has recently announced that doctors all over the country will now be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana for a wide range of conditions.

Greece will become the latest state in the European Union to accept the legitimacy of medical marijuana. The country will join the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Finland, and the Czech Republic as the sixth nation in the EU to legalize weed for medicinal purposes. Now, patients who desperately need cannabis treatment will be able to have their medicine legally.

According to Dope Magazine, the country's prime minister has also announced that cannabis will be moved from a Table A drug (similar to America’s “Schedule I”) to a Table B drug, where it will join other substances with approved medical benefits, like opium and methadone. The country's authorities are also planning to import marijuana-infused medicines.

Currently, Greece allows growing cannabis with 0.2% THC or less. However, full-strength plants are strictly prohibited.

Greece is continuing its way towards cannabis liberalization, which means there might soon be another EU member besides Portugal to approve full-scale weed legalization.

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