Girchi

Georgia’s ruling party vows to fill ‘legal vacuum’ after Constitutional Court abolished punishment for cannabis use

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

One of the plaintiffs, Zurab Japaridze, at the marijuana planting event on New Year’s Eve 2017. (Pirveli TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The ruling GD party in Georgia rejects a decision by the Constitutional Court to abolish punishment for marijuana use, arguing that the ruling creates a ‘legal vacuum’ that the government pledges to fill. The Constitutional Court on Monday […]

Georgia moves toward legalizing marijuana with Constitutional Court ruling

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Youth|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a law requiring a doctor’s prescription to use marijuana, scoring another victory for campaigners who want the soft drug fully decriminalized. An individual’s right “to choose the desired kind of the relaxation […] including marijuana, […]

Georgian opposition party will not face charges for planting pot

By | February 25th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Members of an opposition party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia will not be prosecuted for planting cannabis in their office on New Year’s Eve because the saplings contained too little of the forbidden narcotic substance. The New Year’s Eve pot […]

Police move on libertarians for NYE cannabis planting stunt

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Detectives removing marijuana plants from the Girchi party office. Party supporters booing. TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in the former Soviet republic Georgia entered the office of a libertarian party on Wednesday, seizing 84 cannabis plants that were planted eleven days earlier in a publicity stunt to promote the decriminalization of drugs. The three officers spent […]

‘Come get us’ – Libertarians invite police action after NYE weed planting

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Zurab Japaridze from the libertarian Girchi party. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Leaders of a small libertarian party in the former Soviet republic Georgia ask authorities to hold them to account after a marijuana planting stunt four days ago meant to force a softening of the country’s drug policy. So far, the activists have not […]

Georgian opposition party plants marijuana on New Year’s Eve

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

(Pirveli TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of an opposition party in the former Soviet republic Georgia made a small marijuana plantation inside the party office on New Year’s Eve as part of a campaign to decriminalize soft drugs. Zurab Japaridze, leader of a newly formed party called […]

Founder of failed UNM splinter party leaves politics to start lobbying firm

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

(Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former lawmaker with background from the National Movement announced on Monday that he is leaving politics, after founding and campaigning for the splinter party Girchi. Pavle Kublashvili, a former head of the justice committee in parliament, […]

Burchuladze kicks out his major partner, Girchi, from coalition

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Paata Burchuladze, a world famous operatic bass who recently formed a political coalition with three other parties, said that he asked Girchi, one of the most important parts of his coalition, to leave. […]

Fmr Saakashvili official who brought simpler services launches new party

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Giorgi Vashadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian politician who was deputy justice minister during Mikheil Saakashvili’s presidency has left the National Movement and plans to start a new party. Giorgi Vashadze is perhaps best known for having overseen the reform known as […]