The Freedom March in Kyiv is scheduled for August 27, and Lviv activists will gather August 29, according to the organizers of the events. Ukrainian users and growers of marijuana are calling for changes to government’s pot policy, which forces the users to access weed illegally.
Policy of total prohibition of drugs does not solve the problem, while facilitates organized crime – this is the key argument of the activists. They refer to the data by the law enforcement forces, highlighting that the criminal article on illegal possession of drugs without intent to sell is the "leader" among criminal drug cases. And this is not an indicator of an effective drug fight policy.
Marijuana Freedom March is an annual event, attended by the people who claim on changes in government policy on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.