Russian court closes shops promoting cannabis
Moscow: A Russian court has ordered closure of two stores for selling smoking pipes, rings and earrings with a cannabis leaf logo, RIA Novosti reported.
The stores were closed by a court in Russia`s Tula region.
Police in Bogoroditsk town found 182 items with a cannabis leaf logo in a raid July 20 including fashion jewelry. Another store was found selling pipes with similar logos.
"According to experts` conclusions, each of these items was found to have an image of a cannabis leaf on them, and these products therefore can instigate an interest in and support for narcotics, and also form a favourable attitude to taking narcotic substances," said the regional court administration`s Olga Dyachuk.
The court found the store owners guilty of breaking Russian laws against "propaganda or illegal advertising of narcotic substances pyschotropic drugs or their precursors."
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