Greece Examining Possibility of Medical Cannabis Legalization

Greece Examining Possibility of Medical Cannabis Legalization

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On July 18, 2016, Greece’s Ministry of Health announced that Health Minister Andreas Xanthos had approved the establishment of a working group to study and examine the viability of medical cannabis legalization.

The working group will review contemporary experiences with medical cannabis, examine medical cannabis legislation in other countries and draft a proposal for medical cannabis legalization in Greece.

The proposal must suggest a regulatory framework for the country, including a discussion of the legislative requirements needed to legalize medical cannabis. The working group has until Oct. 30 to submit its proposal to the Health Minister.

Katerina Antoniou, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at University of Crete and president of the National Medicines Agency, is the working group’s chairman.

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