Irakli Kobakhidze: the Bill on Use of Marijuana leaves no space for speculations

12 Sep 2018
Irakli Kobakhidze: the Bill on Use of Marijuana leaves no space for speculations

The Bill submitted leaves no space for speculations”, - the Speaker commented about the Bill by MIA.

The certain decision of the Constitutional Court is directed to liberalization in this sphere and hence, the task of the ruling party was to ensure strict regulation of use of marijuana. “There were rumors about legalization of marijuana, though in fact the Bill envisages quite different issues. As you know, the Constitutional Court has made the decision directed to liberalization in this sphere and hence, our task was to ensure strict regulation of use of marijuana pursuant to the Bill to be soon submitted to the Parliament. The Bill also envisages various objectives, namely: export and import directed to medical and entrepreneurial use. Marijuana will be cultivated for medical purpose as stipulated under the Law; and there are also entrepreneurial objectives. As you know, respective oil is used in cosmetics and marijuana is used for this purpose – it means that this sphere can be open for certain economic activity, though legalization is excluded. The processes were in fact moving in this direction deriving from the Constitutional Court order, though we managed to put the process within the framework through the Bill”.

There are speculations, though the Bill leaves no space for it. The ruling party will never let the processes to the wrong direction. “I have read the feedbacks. There are speculations about it, though the Bill leaves no space for speculations. We can officially declare to the society, which naturally has the sensitive attitude in this regards and we share this attitude. We will never let development of these processes in wrong direction. Legalization is inadmissible. Again, deriving from the decision, we put this sphere within the strict framework. As to export and cultivation, it envisage only for medical and entrepreneurial purpose which is strictly specified in the Bill”.