Marijuana Growing In Athens Flower Pots

marijuana growing in flower pot in athens, greece
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Deputy Mayor & Athens City Workers Thanked For Cannabis Growing Efforts

In a humorous story that’s been in the Greek news, Athens Deputy Mayor Eugenios Kollatos has been thanked for ensuring marijuana plants were watered each night so that they could grow and contribute to the beautification of Panepistimiou Avenue. I had heard about the story from a radio news report, but couldn’t find anything in English. So I went looking and discovered that a group that calls themselves Κόμβος Ακτιβιστών για μια Φιλελεύθερη Κοινωνία (Activist Node for a Liberal Society) had sent a press release along with photos this past week, describing their gratefulness to city workers.

The Great Walk Flower Pots Growing Marijuana

The “Great Walk” in Athens, Greece was a strange idea by Athens politicians that involved painting a portion of Panepistimiou Avenue’s asphalt along with palm trees and flower boxes at a cost of almost 2 million Euros. The project has been considered a failure and total waste of money by some, but it seems that the “Node For A Liberal Society” decided that planting cannabis seeds in the flower boxes along the street would help to add more beauty.

Of course, city staff unknowingly helped to germinate the seeds and provide an environment for good growth by watering the plants and seeds regularly.

In their statement, the activists describe themselves as

We are an open community of activists who, with the criterion of love for Athens, respect for fellow human beings and the environment, through our actions promote culture, participation in the public and the defense of individual rights. The basic compass of our actions is the belief that the public wants to be separated from the state.

(Translated by Google)

They further wrote,

Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to the employees of the green service as well as to the Deputy Mayor Eugenios Kollatos, where they embraced our initiative and watered the cannabis every night.

I haven’t been able to figure out if the marijuana plants are continuing to grow in the street level planters, or if city staff have harvested them after being advised of their existence. Maybe they could sell them an get something back for the 2 million Euros spent!

The full Google translation of the group’s statement:

We are an open community of activists who, with the criterion of love for Athens, respect for fellow human beings and the environment, through our actions promote culture, participation in the public and the defense of individual rights. The basic compass of our actions is the belief that the public wants to be separated from the state.

Every journey has a beginning and an end, a starting point and a destination! The actions of our community are addressed to those who want to intervene and take an active part in actions related to equality, freedom, free expression and the alleviation of violence in the public sphere, which is why we work with a wide network of volunteers. To date, we have organized more than 30 interventions in the public space, alone but also in collaboration with recognized bodies, institutions and NGOs, including the Municipality of Athens. Other such bodies are the Bodossaki Foundation, the EU and the EC. with their representations in Greece, ActionAid, Arsis, Metadrasi, the Network for the Rights of the Child, Doctors of the World, Greenpeace, WWF, the Institute of Ideas in London, the international platform for the empowerment of women Lean in κα.

For us, Athens is a vast field of inventive and effective actions that will make us realize its enormous potential. We draw strength and energy from civil society, the thousands of defenseless Athenians who want to do something for their city and until today have not found a channel for creative participation in the open affairs of Athens. Compromising with the most problematic aspects of this city perpetuates a vicious cycle of irrationality, stagnation, defamation, underdevelopment and ultimately self-sacrifice of its prospects.

In this context, a group of activists, wanting to defend the idea of ​​a large walk that will extend throughout the historic center, placed cannabis seeds in planters along the entire length of the University to contribute to their immediate beautification. In addition, with this move we defended the free will of man and the right to the free cultivation of cannabis for either recreational or medical reasons, as we have seen recently in Canada.

We hope that with this move, other similar actions will follow both in the rest of Attica and throughout Greece.

Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to the employees of the green service as well as to the Deputy Mayor Eugenios Kollatos, where they embraced our initiative and watered the cannabis every night.

Activist Node for a Liberal Society

Website In Greek: https://nodeliberal.wordpress.com/

4 thoughts on “Marijuana Growing In Athens Flower Pots”

    1. Haha… yes, there is a sense of humour here that is very much like what you’ll find in Ireland 🙂 Hard to explain.

  1. Didn’t the ancient greek fortune tellers (oracles?) smoke weed? Greek tradition – should be legal and keeping athens beautiful.

    1. Haha Weed Lover – actually, it was Laurel (Bay) Leaf that they chewed along with sniffing some fumes that came out of the ground. Not sure if they smoked cannabis.

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