Georgia Becomes First Former Soviet Country to Legalize Marijuana Consumption

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    Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. The country of Georgia has legalized the consumption of marijuana, making it the first former member of the now-defunct Soviet Union to do so. In a Monday ruling, the nation’s constitutional court ruled that punishing an individual for using cannabis restricts an individual’s freedom as the plant can only potentially cause harm to the user, Radio Free Europe reported. The court ruled that punishing a person for using pot will only be allowed if their actions put a third party at risk. Cultivation and selling will remain a punishable offense, however. Georgia Becomes First Former Soviet Country to Legalize Marijuana Consumption

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