Ilia II: Permission for drug consumption is hostility towards our nation
Ilia II: Permission for drug consumption is hostility towards our nation

I am convinced that those people, who took decision on marijuana consumption do not agree with it themselves, but due to  high pressure they were forced to take it, – The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II stated during the Sunday sermon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

He stated that permission for drug consumption is hostility towards nation.

“The decision on legalization of marijuana consumption caused a big concern in Georgia. This is a big mistake. We should remember that permission for drug consumption is hostility towards our nation. I am convinced that those people, who granted this permission  do not agree with it themselves, but due to high pressure they were forced to take it”, – Ilia II said.

Patriarch called on the government, intellectuals and young people to take care of their homeland.

“We must not forget that if we allow drugs, we should allow drug sale and drug production. This will lead to setting up drug center here, as young people from neighboring countries having such interests will arrive in Georgia. Therefore, I call on everyone, first of all on the government, intellectuals and young people to take care of our homeland and our children”, – the Patriarch said.

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