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Georgia Mulls Legalizing Marijuana


http://gdb.rferl.org/d1bad3e6-3c29-4abf-b777-92a158b2f460_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/d1bad3e6-3c29-4abf-b777-92a158b2f460_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 10 November 2005 -- The Georgian state anti-drugs agency has proposed legalizing marijuana in an attempt to cut down consumption of hard drugs and reduce drug-linked crime.


The agency's director Tamara Sirbiladze said today the anti-drugs committee intends to elaborate a project for the legalization and also organize a conference on the subject.


The country's doctors greeted the plan with scepticism.


Tamara Alpaidze, a Georgian doctor specializing in treating drug addicts said it was more important to treat drug addicts and prevent drug addiction.

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