Ilia II the Patriarch of Georgia expressed his negative opinion about the liberalization of narcotics.
‘’We should remember that the permission to use narcotics is an enmity against our nation, – the Patriarch stated, – We should not forget that if we allow using narcotics, we should allow sale of narcotics, planting narcotics. What is the most important, as a result, young people will arrive from neighboring countries, they will be the young people living wrong lives, and a whole center of narcotics will be created here.
So I address all of you, first I address our government, our intelligentsia, and our young people; let us take care of our homeland, our children. We should remember that every tasting of narcotics is already the beginning of a collapse”.