Géorgie : l'Eglise Orthodoxe s'oppose à la légalisation de la consommation de cannabis.
The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church had recently spoken out against the possibility of legalizing the drug.
Tbilisi, August 1, 2018
The Constitutional Court of Georgia ruled on Monday that marijuana use is “an action protected by the right to free personality,” removing all administrative punishments connected with consumption of the drug.
Criminal punishments for cannabis use had already been abolished eight months prior, though administrative punishments such as fines had been retained at that time, reports oc-media.org.
The Georgian Orthodox Church has called for leniency towards marijuana users, advocating for treatment programs, though it has opposed the legalization of marijuana use. Patriarchate representative Archpriest Andrei Dzhagmaidze has called the court’s decision a national betrayal.
Marijuana advocates are hailing the court’s decision as a victory for “freedom.” “This wasn't a fight for cannabis. This was a fight for freedom,” said Zurab Japaridze, one of the two men who initiated the proceedings, according to Radio Free Europe.
However, not everyone even in the secular world is celebrating. “I do not agree with the decision of the Constitutional Court,” said Akaki Zoidze, chair of the healthcare committee in Georgia’s parliament, according to Newsweek. “Marijuana consumption should be allowed only for medical purposes…our aim was not to make marijuana accessible for everyone but to reduce the number of drug-addicts.”
The four senior court judges who handed down the ruling reasoned that marijuana use harms only the user himself, and thus he takes on the responsibility as a free person. “The consumption of marijuana is not an act of social threat. In particular, it can only harm the user's health, making that user him/herself responsible for the outcome. The responsibility for such actions does not cause dangerous consequences for the public,” the court said.
However, in cases where third parties may be harmed, such as when the drug is smoked in schools and public places and in the presence of children, legal responsibility will still be incurred.
Furthermore, the cultivation and sale of marijuana remains illegal.
However, as the Holy Synod of the Georgian Church argued in June, the legalization of marijuana use is a gateway to the legalization of cultivation. “In the end, all of this creates a basis for the legal cultivation of marijuana in Georgia, which is completely unacceptable,” the minutes of the bishops’ session read.
The Synod also noted that “permission to produce cannabis really means the legalization of drug trafficking, which will bring severe consequences to the country.”
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Analyse d'alphaomega :
En résumé, la Géorgie est la cible d'ingérences étrangères depuis plusieurs décennies, la révolution des roses financée par Georges Soros en est le parfait exemple.
Le but est clair, affaiblir la Russie en créant un Etat à ses portes idéologiquement aux ordres de ces puissances étrangères.
Comment ? En affaiblissant l'Eglise qui a encore une influence majeure auprès de la population, comme nous l'avons vu avec la dernière loi adoptée. Enfin en prenant des mesures sociétales afin de créer un désordre permanent, c'est à dire faire passer le droit individuel avant le bien commun.
Rien n'a changé dans la tactique, sauf qu'aujourd'hui tout se sait.