'Soft drug' legalization law may be withdrawn

The bill would categorize drug-trafficking cases according to the gravity of the criminal act
E Kathimerini (Greece)
Friday, February 3, 2012

Greece may withdraw a bill allowing the possession of small amounts of 'soft' drugs for personal use because of opposition from two parties that support Lucas Papademos’s interim government. Plans to change the law stem partly from a need to ease overcrowding in prisons. According to Justice Ministry data, 40 percent of the prisoners now held in Greek jails were involved in drug-related crimes.