Belarusian drug policy is the most brutal in Europe. There is a criminal liability even for consuming psychoactive substances. The Criminal Code establishes punishment without taking into account the amount or type of the substance for personal use.
On 2 November in Minsk around 25 people joined the “Cannabis Dziady” procession. Dziady is an ancient Slavic feast commemorating the dead ancestors. Protesters held empty photo frames with black ribbons and layed a funeral wreath to those killed by cannabis at the United Nations Square in the capital of Belarus.