Disinfo: Ukraine will legalise marijuana to manipulate the citizens


In Ukraine, a law on the legalisation of marijuana is ready. Slowly, but surely, the country is moving towards the drug dope. Drugs help manipulate the masses, and this mild aggression has long since been adopted by the Western elites, which is why they are now turning their gazes towards the post-Soviet space.


There is currently no item on the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the review of the legalisation of medical cannabis in the country. This fact was confirmed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who said that now is not the time to legalise marijuana in Ukraine.

In the spring, a petition appeared in Ukraine demanding the legalisation of marijuana for medical use, the document collected the necessary number of signatures from citizens. The Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations supported the petition.

On May 20, the Parliament registered draft law No. 10313 “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Ensuring the Fundamental Human Right to Life,” which regulates the use of cannabis for the needs of medicine and science. In August, the draft law was revoked.

Read more cases on legalising marijuana and drug issues here.


  • Reported in: Issue168
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Drugs, Conspiracy


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