State Duma clarified the meaning of amendments to the law on drug propaganda 14:44

Already published books containing information about drugs will not be subject to the law prohibiting drug propaganda. Additionally, a work will not be considered propaganda if it contains a note with a message about criminal liability for drug distribution. explained RT deputy Mikhail Kizeev, one of the authors of the document.

Before this, there were fears that if the law was passed in its proposed form, all films, books, TV series and other works of art that referenced narcotics would be banned and subject to criminal liability. For this reason, some provisions of the document were clarified. Kizeev also emphasized that if a work contains a message regarding the administrative and criminal responsibility of drug trafficking, it will not be considered propaganda.

Additionally, the MP emphasized that it is important that liability arises only if information is deliberately disseminated.

“For example, books published a long time ago that contain information on such substances will not be subject to the rules unless they are published in the public domain,” the MP said.

The law is due to come into force on September 1.

Let us remind you that today the State Duma Committee on State Construction It is recommended that you confirm Penalty for distributing or displaying literary and artistic works containing information about drugs. Individuals face a fine of 2 to 4 thousand rubles with confiscation, while authorities face a fine of up to 30 thousand rubles. It is proposed to impose a fine in the amount of 300 to 600 thousand rubles along with the seizure of legal entities.

Formerly in the State Duma explainedwhich literature is subject to the drug propaganda law.

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Source: Gazeta


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