Greece has become the latest EURopean country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that doctors will soon be able to prescribe the drug for a variety of medical conditions.
“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.” Mr Tsipras said at a press conference, as reported by the Greek Government Gazette. Details on how the drug will be cultivated and distributed are yet to be clarified by Mr Tsipras’ left-wing party. The Prime Minister also said cannabis would be downgraded from a Table A prohibited drug to a Table B drug, in which category are other drugs like methadone and opium with approved medical values
Independent of 3 July 2017