Irakli Kobakhidze not rules out withdrawal of bill on marijuana cultivation
Irakli Kobakhidze not rules out withdrawal of bill on marijuana cultivation

Irakli Kobakhidze, the Speaker of the Parliament does not rule out withdrawal of bill on marijuana cultivation from parliament. The Parliament Speaker released a statement in that regard.

As Irakli Kobakhidze notes, if there is any risk that this bill may encourage illegal circulation of narcotic drugs, the decision on withdrawal of bill will be taken.

“The Georgian society has been worried about the draft law on the cultivation, processing and export of cannabis for medical and cosmetic products. Georgian Orthodox Church has responded to the draft law.

We are a political force whose main value is human and protection of its dignity, the principles of which are to act in accordance with the interests of the people and to respect the church and Patriarch.

Based on these values and principles, as you know, we have made a decision about suspension of the discussion over above-mentioned bill in the Parliament of Georgia. We believe that we are absolutely honest towards the Georgian society and the church because the proposed draft law does not envisage the production and selling the drugs.

If there is any risk that this bill may encourage illegal circulation of narcotic drugs, we will make the decision to withdraw the bill,”, – Kobakhidze stated.

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