Cash-Strapped Greece Sees Growth in Medical CannabisThe Associated PressFebruary 7, 2018
Legislation to legalize cannabis production was submitted to parliament Wednesday and is due to be voted on later this month.
Greece allowed the use of medical cannabis products last year, but currently relies solely on imports until the legal framework for domestic growers was prepared. Government officials, presenting details of the bill, said they hoped domestic production and processing could attract investments worth 1.5 billion euros (1.85 billion) over three years.
According to the draft legislation, growers must be age 21 or over, have no drug-related convictions, and have more at least 1 acre of land available.