Left-wing candidate Ksenia Sobchak is operating to be Russia’s president and has referred to as for the legalization of hashish.
Russia’s electoral system has lengthy been challenged as a charade that leads to re-electing their longtime de facto chief. But Sobchak, who’s an ex-reality TV star and has been referred to as Russia’s Paris Hilton, is forging forward and calling for hashish reform alongside the best way.
In a press release to the Russian web site Lenta.ru on Monday, Sobchak stated marijuana was safer than vodka, Russia’s go-to libation which has created a nationwide well being disaster. Vodka is a big contributing issue for the excessive price of untimely demise within the former Soviet nation.
“I don’t use [cannabis]myself, but I don’t drink vodka by the bottle either,” Sobchak stated. “I don’t really understand why drinking vodka in enormous quantities is seen as normal in our country, but using marijuana is not, even though [pot]has far fewer consequences, even from the perspective of crime statistics.”
Sobchak is creating additional controversy in her nation by operating for election within the first place, due to the truth that different Russian political events are planning to boycott the election to embarrass Putin over his anticipated win.
Regardless of politics, a presidential candidate calling for legalization in a rustic that’s nonetheless within the marijuana Stone Age will at the least push the dialog ahead.