The constitutional court of Georgia abolished the criminal offence sowing and cultivation of small amounts of cannabis for personal use.
According to the constitutional court, the decision was made at the request of a group of citizens who made claims with the requirement to declare unconstitutional several provisions of the Criminal code concerning the cultivation of cannabis for personal use, reports «Interfax».
According to the Agency, we are talking about norms, according to which deprivation of liberty is punishable by sowing, growing or cultivating of 63.73 grams, 150,72 grams and 265,49 grams of cannabis.
The constitutional court ruled that in the case of 63.73 g. and 150,72 gr. cannabis «risk of the sale of drugs is missing, as is the amount cannabis can be used for personal use only».
With regard to criminal penalties for sowing and growing 265,49 gr. cannabis, it remained in force, since in this case there is a threat of distribution of drugs.