After the consumption of marijuana was legalized in
Georgia, the government of the country considers starting the production of
this drug primarily for export.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has already prepared
a bill, which was discussed at a meeting of the political council of the ruling
party, and will soon be submitted to the government for consideration.
It is expected
that special licenses for the cannabis cultivation will be issued, but its selling
in the country will be banned - the initiators and supporters of the bill
emphasize that it will be only export
products that will be officially sold abroad for medicinal purposes.
The issue is under discussion and most likely the
decision-making process, will be long. The
experience of other countries that produce cannabis and for which this industry
is an integral part of the economy will be considered.
In Britain, marijuana consumption is prohibited except
for medical reasons. According to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) , in 2016 95 tons of cannabis were grown
in the country for medical and scientific purposes, of which 21 tons were exported.
Among legal marijuana producers there are other respectable
countries such as Germany, Italy,
Switzerland, Slovakia, etc.
According to the
Health Poverty Action, the legalization of cannabis production brings Britain 1-
3.5 billion pounds annually, while hash consumption in the country is quite
high - 47% of Britons are in favor of a complete legalization. In case of full
legalization, the British government will save 291 million pounds a year which are
spent on police measures against growing and consumption of marijuana.
The UN annually conducts drug research, including the
cultivation of marijuana. Taking into account that in most countries the
production of marijuana is illegal, it is difficult to determine the world
leader in this industry.
The USA leads among the largest manufacturers of
cannabis such as Morocco, Mexico, Afghanistan and other countries. The United
States earns the biggest profit selling marijuana where in 9 states the cultivation
and consumption of cannabis is legalized both for medical purposes and for any
other purposes - Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada,
Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.
Wall Street analysts
say that in the next 10 years the legal
marijuana market of the United States will grow by 17% and will reach $ 47
billion and overtake such segments as
alcohol (58 billion per year). the beer industry will top with $ 117 billion,
the tobacco market - $ 77 billion and winemaking - $ 65 billion per year.