Greek Former PM George Papandreou on Marijuana: “Legalize it”

Former Greek Premier George Papandreou wants his due
Former Greek Premier George Papandreou

In an article entitled “An innovative approach to the use of marijuana,” which was uploaded on Mr. George Papandreou’s personal website, the former Prime Minister of Greece congratulates Uruguay’s government on how it handled the issue of marijuana’s legalization.

In fact, the former Prime Minister refers to it as an “innovative approach” which releases abusers from the grip of the drug cartels.  He goes on to describe it as “a gesture of immense impact.”

He also suggests that the approach of the leftist government of Uruguay “should be closely followed not only because of its openness, but for the lessons that can be learned in dealing with the major issue of drugs.”

The article continues by underlining the fact that Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and use marijuana. The bill was approved in the House of Representatives last August and allows registered Uruguayans over 18 years of age to buy up to 40g of the drug per month from state-regulated pharmacies, or to grow up to six plants in their homes a year. In both cases, the cannabis users must first be registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.

Supporters of the measure claim that it is part of the effort to bolster the country’s fight against the drug cartels and to allow the State to gain control of some the profits in society’s favor. Last but not least, in his article, George Papandreou says that “cannabis users could also set up smoking clubs of 15 to 45 members, who could collectively grow up to 99 plants per year.”


  1. George Papandreou’s grandfather on his fathers side was the Polish Jew Zygmunt Mineyko. His mother is American Jewess Margaret Papandreou, née Chant.

    Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris famously called George Papandreou only 25% Greek.

    Is George Papandreou proposing a strategy to steal some of SYRIZA’s pot smoking supporters?

  2. Great news for pot heads, stoners, etc., but for the businessman it is already difficult motivating employees to work and outright dangerous if they are allowed to operate heavy machinery or food service. Papandreou’s position on legalizing marijuana suggests his leadership as PM was generally up in smoke.

  3. Of course he does, he uses it all the time. How else would he make the decisions that he makes.

  4. G. Papandreou is a traitor and a criminal and should be taken to The Hague criminal court and international justice court for prosecution and on charges for treason, etc………this is one guy among many that ought to be tried and if found guilty should be executed hung high for crimes he committed against Greece and the Greek citizens of Greece!

  5. It sounds like old Henry succumbed to a toke or two before he gave that address. In this instance the words of Bob Dylan’s song Everybody Must Get Stoned seems appropriate.

  6. “innovative approach”

    Wow. Is that how far Modern Greece has come in the name of creation, by growing weed? Loool. No wonder Greece has failed.

    As for drug cartels, Papandreou 550 is still thinking back from his smoking days when he was a teen, where smoking dope was a big thing & pretty much the only drug available.

    Clearly he didn’t evolve (I’d say it’s the marijuana that tore apart his brain cells), because today these ‘drug cartels’ aren’t interested in smuggling marijuana. They go for the big bucks like opium, cocaine, ecstasy etc.

    Next he will try to legalise that after some reporter snaps him snorting cocaine at some high end party while the country he tried to fix is in turmoil and suffering.

  7. He’s reminiscing about his days at Amherst paling around with Antonis red eyed with a runny nose.

  8. This is how second rate garbage politicians keep their name circulating.

    Next week, we are going to legalize cocaine so he can do lines off Venizelos butt.

  9. Let’s no forget the “550 Million Euros” they found in his Mother’s Swiss bank account that has suddenly gone “under the rug” never talked about again with this Gov’t and their News Media of Liars, Criminals and Thieves…

  10. It’s part of an overall Jewish strategy to dumb down Hellenic youth, to make them oblivious to their racial and religious roots, and to finally transform them into malleable apathetic morons that can easily be manipulated by World Jewry.

    As reported in the popular Greek magazine, Oikonomikos Tachydromos on 14 Aug. l997, the JEW Henry Kissinger, while addressing a group of Washington, D.C. businessmen in Sept.1974, said:

    “The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.”

  11. Wow! Look at all the uptight prohibitionist, Holier than Thou, self righteous, hypocritical haters on this comment board. Obsessed with hating on a plant that is safer than alcohol. Sad, so very sad.

    There is no reason on Earth why we need to make criminals out of otherwise hard working, tax paying citizens who choose to relax with this relatively benign, often healing plant which is much safer and healthier for both the individual and society than alcohol is.

    A little live and let live goes a real long way in assuring a long. happy, anger and stress free life. You don’t like Marijuana? Does using Marijuana upset your sense of morality? Then don’t use it! Plain and simple.

    The rest of us are capable of making our own choices about Marijuana, and we don’t need your approval.

    Stop the Lies and Legalize Worldwide!

  12. Unless you and fellow stoners are able to share the financial burden for accidents, injuries poisoning from employees being high then have no argument. But more likely you’ve burned through your allowance living in Mommy’s basement apartment.

  13. Legalizing Marijuana will not create an influx of impaired drivers our roads. It will not create an influx of professionals (doctors, pilots, bus drivers, etc..) stoned on the job either. This is a prohibitionist propaganda scare tactic.

    Truth: Responsible drivers don’t drive while intoxicated on any substance period! Irresponsible drivers are already on our roads, and they will drive while intoxicated regardless of their drug of choice’s legality. Therefore Legalizing Marijuana will have little to zero impact on the amount of stoned drivers on our roads.

    The same thing applies to people being high on the job. Responsible people do not go to work intoxicated, period. Regardless of their drug of choice’s legality.

    End the Lies and Legalize!

  14. Stop the Lies and Legalize Worldwide!

    In sorry I offended any marijuana users with my previous ignorant name calling and stereotyping.

    Change can start with me, Polycrates!

    Stop the Lies and Legalize Worldwide!

  15. Stop the Lies and Legalize Worldwide!.

    I now realize it’s not nonsense but a necessary truth.

    Stop the Lies and Legalize Worldwide!.

  16. I have given you an opportunity to stop and you continue to pose your views under my name. You are not me and thank God I’m not you. Obviously by your actions you have indeed proven habitual use of weed results in character identity problems. You ruin your position with every comment.