After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business

The number seeking medicinal cannabis has grown by thousands
Kathimerini (Greece)
June 18, 2018

Greece legalised cannabis for medical use last year, and in March this year it lifted a ban on growing and producing it, in the hope of drawing foreign investment into the sector. The law permitting Greeks to grow cannabis has come as a relief to patients, who say that lifting the ban on using it was only half the battle, as long as it remained hard to get. The number seeking medicinal cannabis has grown "by thousands," said Konstantinos Syros, who heads the Organisation for Patients Supporting Medicinal Use of Cannabis. Imports of medicinal cannabis products were given the green light last year, but complicated regulations made it difficult to arrange.