Georgia Revoked Punishment for Using Marijuana

Georgia Revoked Punishment for Using Marijuana

The Constitutional Court of Georgia revoked administrative punishment for using marijuana without a prescription. The Court stated that individual consumption of marijuana is not an act of social threat.

The Court will still justify responsibility if the drug is consumed in a way that can hurt third parties. Therefore marijuana smoking remains prohibited in educational institutions, public places or in the presence of children.

In the past, marijuana consumption was regarded an administrative offense and was punished with up to 500 lari fine ($200). Marijuana storage and sale is still illegal in Georgia.