Beselia: Decriminalization May Lead to Increase in Marijuana Users

As for expectations [about drug decriminalization], this may lead to an increase in the number of marijuana users. This happens according to existing practices, however, we should think about the preventive measures that will make the number of users as few as possible. For that, it is necessary to involve complex activities such as educational and preventive services and so on. This has to be done in order not to have a lot of people dependent on drugs in this country.

Chairman of parliament’s Legal Issues Committee Eka Beselia discussed with InterPressNews the decision of the Constitutional Court this week to decriminalize the use of marijuana. Beselia noted that "the decision of the Constitutional Court is final and we will have to work on these changes."
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