2018-06-25 17:10:00

The Georgian Church against legalizing marijuana

Tbilisi, June 25, Interfax - The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church believes that alongside with the process of liberalizing drug policy, the country's authorities should take "the strictest legal measures" against drug-dealers and those who spread drugs.

"Today the Constitutional Court of Georgia considers the claim about abolishing administrative punishment for having up to 70 grams of marijuana (cannabis), which in fact means legalization of this drug," the Holy Synod says in its statement.

It mentions that it logically raises a question about legal ways of purchasing the drug. "Finally, it will create grounds for legally admitted cultivation of marijuana in Georgia, which is absolutely unacceptable," the protocol of the Synod's session reads.

The Synod points out that "permission for producing cannabis in fact means legalizing drug trafficking, which will have severe consequences for the country."