Sentences for Drug Convictions in Greece, 2009
"The maximum sentences imposed for drug use, possession or cultivation of a small quantity for personal use is prison sentences of one year. Of the sentences imposed for drug trafficking / dealing, the total of penalties are prison sentences for a term or for life. Similarly, the sentences imposed for drug cultivation / production are non-commutable prison sentences exceeding five years. The sentences imposed for drug use, dealing and trafficking are prison sentences exceeding one year, and 99.4% of them are prison sentences for a term or for life.
"The vast majority (99.2%) of the sentences imposed for drug use, possession or cultivation of a small quantity for personal use were suspendable and commutable. On the other hand, non-commutable sentences were imposed in the total of the trafficking / dealing cases.
"Age wise, 77.0% of the individuals convicted for drug-related offences were between 22 and 44 years old. This figure is similar to the ones reported in 2005 (80.0%), 2006 (77.0%), 2007 (77.0%) and 2008 (79.0%)."
University Mental Health Research Institute, "2012 National Report (2011 Data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Greece: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Athens, Greece: UMHRI, 2012), p. 129.