Giorgi Gakharia – Use of Marijuana will be strictly regulated
Giorgi Gakharia – Use of Marijuana will be strictly regulated

Consumption of marijuana will be strictly regulated by law – Giorgi Gakharia, Minister of Internal Affairs said. “Mechanisms of limitation of civil rights will be used in certain cases that will be effectively enforced by the ministry,” Gakharia stated.

Consumption of Marijuana in public spaces, public transport, in proximity to schools and educational institutions will be prohibited;

Involvement of youngsters under the age of 21 in consumption of Marijuana will be punished according to criminal rule;

Consumption of Marijuana while being on duty both for public officials and people working for private organizations will be strictly punished; driving a transport means under influence of Marijuana will be punished.

The Georgian parliament approved the draft-bill prepared by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) on consumption of marijuana and protection of the society from its negative influence with the third reading on November 30.

 

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