Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, said that withdrawal of the draft law on cannabis cultivation from the legislative body is not planned.
As Kobakhidze told journalists, the consultations over the issue will be held. According to the Speaker of the Parliament, the government requests the Patriarchate to have some consultations in order to exchange information.
“It is important for us to inform the public about the planned changes. The society was provided with inaccurate information as if the amendments envisage drugs production. We will have consultations and make decisions on this basis. We will meet the representatives of Patriarchate”, – Speaker of the parliament said.
According to Kobakhidze, there are detailed calculations that these changes can bring big benefits.
“If it causes no harm to the public and brings great benefit for the economy, then why should we refuse it? – This is our main argument” – Speaker of the Parliament noted.