November 3, 2018 – 15:46 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – A bill on the cultivation of marijuana has been withdrawn from the Georgian parliament after the leaders of the ruling Georgian Dream party met with the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, JAMNews says.
After the meeting, Parliament Speaker Giorgi Kobakhidze said that in addition to the position of the clergy and the public, the position of the government-supported presidential candidate Salome Zourabichvili, who opposes the bill, was also taken into account.
“Inside our party there were initially many different positions [on the subject]. From the very beginning, we stated that any decision would be made on the basis of broad consultations and agreed upon with the church. We have fulfilled this promise. Salome Zourabichvili…