Georgia: Tbilisi Struggles with Drug-Policy Reform

Several grams of marijuana can put a person in Georgia behind bars from seven to 14 years, while a convicted rapist only faces a maximum of six years. (Photo: Georgia Ministry of Corrections)

Georgia has held transparent elections and it has pledged to create an independent court system and to honor media rights. But when it comes to government policy on illegal narcotics, the South Caucasus country is still not ready for European integration, experts contend.
 

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Paul Rimple is a freelance reporter based in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Tbilisi Struggles with Drug-Policy Reform

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