Avakov explained the position on legalization of marijuana

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Arsen Avakov said that marijuana legalization there is no legal process

The issue of legalization of marijuana should be discussed with the involved physicians, the interior Ministry and religious organisations, said Avakov.

The head of the Ministry of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated that the legalization of marijuana, there is no legal process, no procedure. About it reports a press-service of the interior Ministry.

According to him, this issue will be raised by the Ministry of health.

“On the issue of medical use of marijuana. We are on this subject there is neither legislative support nor the procedure, nor philosophy. The last government was discussing “the voice” without a single document. I voted against, because it is not clear what is proposed. If this issue will be raised again by the Ministry of health, I motivated to talk to until we develop a common constructive approach,” – said the Minister.

He also noted that this issue should be discussed with the involved physicians, the Ministry of the interior and religious organizations.

“This issue should be discussed professionally, with the participation of physicians, Ministry of interior, religious organizations. In order to understand where there is a red line beyond which we cannot go, including taking into account assumed by Ukraine with the obligations under relevant international treaties. And if we in the government will come to this issue, it should be discussed a common vision,” added Avakov.

Earlier, the poll showed that legalizing medical marijuana supports more than 50% of Ukrainians.

It was also reported that in June near the building of Verkhovna Rada held a rally to demand the legalization of marijuana.

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