Inaugural Cannabis Expo Kicks Off in Athens

The first cannabis exhibition on Greek soil, opened on Friday at the Taw Kwon Do stadium in Faliro to raise awareness about the medicinal and industrial uses of the marijuana plant.

The Athens Cannabis Expo 2018, running to January 14, includes over 100 business entities from Greece and abroad who specialize in the use of cannabis in industry and medicine, the latter used for a wide range of ailments including reducing pain from chronic diseases.

Canadian activist Rick Simpson; who used oil extracted from cannabis to cure his skin cancer and is credited with helping another 5,000 people overcome the disease, is also expected to attend.

Alternate Agriculture Development Minister Yiannis Tsironis and Economy and Development Secretary General Efstratios Zafiris; who have already attended the event, spoke with producers and patients.


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