Constitutional Court to announce decision into the case of legalization of Marijuana consumption
Constitutional Court to announce decision into the case of legalization of Marijuana consumption

Constitutional Court of Georgia will announce decision into the case of legalization of Marijuana consumption today. The complaint was filed by “Girchi” Party members Zurab Japaridze and Vakhtang Megrelishvili.

The plaintiff side claims that all sanctions for consumption of Marijuana without medical prescription should be declared as unconstitutional.

The plaintiffs explain that use of Marijuana is the free right of a person and its consumption may only inflict harm to his/her health, who is responsible for the outcome.

The plaintiffs argue that punishing a person for consumption of marijuana is a limitation of the freedom to develop own personality and therefore contradicts Article 16 of the Constitution of Georgia.

Constitutional Court ended consideration into the case in May. Decision will be announced today at 16:00.

On November 30, 2017, Constitutional Court supported decriminalization of use of Marijuana.

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