Georgia may legalize cannabis for tourists

Georgia is reportedly going Dutch in a bid to attract more tourists. A local newspaper says the country is going to legalize marijuana for foreign visitors.

The paper names a former economics minister and an ex-head of the presidential administration as the main backers of the idea.

The plans would only affect local resorts, and smoking marijuana would be permitted only in special coffee shops.

Opponents of the idea say it will radically increase the number of drug addicts in the country.

Others argue that plenty of young people use the drug anyway, so legalization will only make its use easier to control.

This is not the first time such plans have surfaced in the media. Earlier this year, another newspaper suggested legalization could help overcome the ongoing crisis in the tourism sector.

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