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Police officer transferred 100 kg of cannabis in service car

A police officer in western Greece transported more than 100 kg of  rsaw cannabis in an official vehicle. Three arrests A serious drug case involving two police officers and one civilian is being investigated by the Thesprotia Police Department. It all started with a tip-off  at the local Narcotics Enforcement …

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Pharmaceutical Cannabis prescribed in Greece for first time

For the first time in Greece, patients can find relief from chronic pain and other symptoms with pharmaceutical cannabis prescribed by a medical doctor. This was reported by the state-run news agency amna and other media over the weekend. The drug can be purchased at the pharmacy and at the …

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First medical cannabis plant inaugurated in Greece

Greece’s first-ever pharmaceutical cannabis production plant was inaugurated at Examilia, in Corinth, on Thursday. The investment by Tikun Europe, subsidiary of Israel-based Tikun Olam, exceeded 40 million euros in a privately owned area of 6 hectares (60 stremmas), which includes an area of 21,000 sq.m. with state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouses, as …

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1,152 cannabis plants in Cretan Monastery; rosaries on branches (videos)

An unprecedented finding in a monastery on the island of Crete: 1,152 cannabis plants. Many of them had rosaries on their branches  – most likely for a divine blessing for a good harvest…? The plants are estimated to bring one ton of hashish and around 2 million euros revenues when …

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Cannabis use in Athens “among highest in Europe”; pandemic increased use of antidepressants, cocaine

Cannabis use in Attica is among the highest in Europe and Athens ranks fifth or sixth in Europe, said professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Athens, Nikos Thomaidis. Increase is also the us of antidepressants, anti=psychotic drugs and of cocaine, especially in the winter months during the pandemic …

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Patras Coast Guard seizes cocaine and cannabis worth 1,700,000 euros

The Patras Coast Guard has announced on Wednesday that it has arrested four people after it seized a large stash of illegal drugs worth over 1,700,000 euros two days earlier. The drugs, 24 kilograms of cocaine and 109 kilograms of cannabis, were found hidden in two separate lorries entering Greece. …

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Israelis invest €6mn for the production of industrial cannabis in Thessaloniki

An investment that will total six million euros for the production of initially industrial and then medical cannabis, which will be exported mainly to Europe and Israel, is underway in the coastal area of Epanomi, Thessaloniki, by a business group consisting of Israeli private investors, state run news agency amna …

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Activists plant cannabis in flower pots of Athens Great Walk (video)

A group of activist planted cannabis seed in the big flower pots of Athens Great Walk with the aim to contribute to the “beautification” of Panepistimiou Avenue in downtown Athens. The group “Activist Node for a Liberal Society” planted the cannabis seeds recently and the seeds soon grew into healthy-looking …

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Archbishop of Crete, Irinaios, “blesses” a medical cannabis shop

The Archbishop of Crete, Irinaios, broke a taboo. He blessed the opening of a medical cannabis shop on the island of Crete. Even if medical cannabis has nothing do with the drug the Greek orthodox Church normally does not even want to hear the word. Archbishop Irinaios has reached the …

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Police, Coast Guard crack down traffickers transporting drugs from Albania to Turkey(videos)

Greek Police and Coast Guard have cracked down a criminal ring that was trafficking drugs from Albania to Turkey via Greece. The traffickers were using a cave on a Greek island as storage for their drugs. They would exchange the cannabis for heroin from Turkey and bring it back to …

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Greece releases set of guidelines for cannabis cultivation

Greece’s Agricultural Development and Food Ministry released a set of guidelines for the cultivation of cannabis for industrial and medical use. The framework emerged after consultation with the Justice Ministry and includes stricter penalties for improper documentation and production. According to the Ministry statement, the framework allows: – The import …

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First vending machine for Cannabis installed in downtown Athens

The first vending machine selling industrial cannabis has been installed in downtown Athens and is going in full operation this week. Just a couple of years, after the legalization of the sale and cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes in Greece, a company installed in Athens center the first distribution …

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Medical Cannabis investment of €185million to create 770 jobs in Greece

Greece aims to create new business opportunities thanks to its nascent cannabis economy. The use of medical cannabis in Greece was legalised in 2017, while the prohibition of its production was lifted in early 2018. In late 2018, the first two licences were granted to private companies for growing medicinal …

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Pro Cannabis Festival and Rally in Athens, May 5

A rally for the legalization of cannabis takes place in downtown Athens on Saturday. The Pan Hellenic Cannabis Rally is part of the “Global Marijuana March” campaign, that takes place simultaneously in 300 cities around the world. The rally slogan is “against the ban” of cannabis. The organizers in Greece …

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Greeks, foreigners arrested for cultivating cannabis worth 4 million euros

Greek police cracked down a criminal gang cultivating cannabis and turned into expensive crystalline hemp in Athens. It is one of the biggest drugs trafficking gangs operating in Greece, its members are form Greece, Vietnam, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The financial benefits for the gang members estimated to …

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