Cyprus follows in the footsteps of Greece and approves medical cannabis bill

The bill must now be approved by the parliament
Greek Reporter (Greece)
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Cyprus government 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 express interest in the two licenses that will be granted for the cultivation of medical cannabis in Cyprus, attracting capital and boosting the field of research and development in the pharmaceutical sector and industry. "I believe that Cyprus can be a pioneer in the region due to the favorable weather conditions required to cultivate it," he said. (See also: Cyprus cabinet green lights medicinal cannabis)