11 Sep 2018 - 16:09
Georgian online media outlet Interpressnews has reported that the Ministry of Internal Affairs has drafted an initiative through which Georgia may export marijuana for medical and cosmetic purposes.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has drafted a bill which prohibits marijuana consumption in particular areas. The Georgian government is also discussing marijuana export for medical and cosmetic purposes. In any case, the sale of marijuana inside the country is punished by law,” netgazeti media outlet quoted the interior ministry as saying.
Several Georgian Dream lawmakers confirmed that the issue was discussed during the meeting of the Georgian Dream political council yesterday, while others dismissed the reports.
Akaki Zoidze, the head of the Parliament’s Health Committee from the Georgian Dream party, confirmed the discussion of the issue during the meeting.
We discussed marijuana consumption rules after marijuana consumption legalisation by the Constitutional Court this year. The export issue was also discussed. We discussed the possibility of the export of marijuana as a semi-product, which will be used for medical and cosmetic purposes. This was only a discussion and I cannot say whether the issue will be reflected in a law,” Zoidze told Netgazeti.
Levan Gogichaishvili and Beka Odisharia from the same party did not confirm the issue was discussed, while Giorgi Gachechiladze said that one of the initiators of the change was the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The Georgian Constitutional Court legalised marijuana consumption in July this year.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has drafted a bill in response which prohibits marijuana consumption in public spaces, public schools and other areas.