Weaker Penalties For Marijuana Use; No Decriminalisation
Robert Fico’s Smer-SD party has reacted to the plea of the SaS party to decriminalise recreational marijuana use by saying it would look at reducing the penalties for possession etc., but that decriminalisation was out of the question.
“As part of the topic of civil liberties, head of the Smer-SD party Robert Fico spoke only about depenalisation, or reducing the penalties for certain actions, because there is a real problem in Slovakia with packed jails, and repression has not resolved anything” announced party Smer spokesman Erik Tomas.
Tomas also said Juraj Miskov from the SaS had misunderstood at the meeting yesterday and so “should come to meetings with a straight head”. He also swept aside the offer of economic policies from Sulik, saying the party had its own election-winning policies.