Posts tagged as Caucasus

Use of marijuana legalised in Caucasus nation Georgia

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Easing Georgia’s hard-line drug policy, its Constitutional Court on Monday abolished fines for the use cannabis, while setting forth that growing and selling the plant would continue to be an offence. French news agency AFP reported on Monday, July 30, that the court ruled on Monday: «The punishment for the use of marijuana contradicts… the Georgian constitution». Prior to the decision in Georgia, the personal use of marijuana was seen…

Mass protests in Yerevan oppose Armenia power shuffle

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mass protests in the Armenian capital have resulted in clashes with police as protesters continue a series protests aimed at a perceived power grab by the ex-President of the Caucasus country, Serzh Sargsyan. Belgian-based news portal EurActiv reports citing Reuters news agency that on Monday, April 16, some 6,000 people gathered in Yerevan to block central streets and scuffles with police broke out, where a number of people have got…