Lithuania is unique in having increased the penalties for marijuana possession. Currently, possessing even small amounts, with no intent to distribute, will land you in jail for up to two years – where just a few years ago, the police would have let you off with a beating. In the “Republic Užupis” – the section of Vilnius that’s across the river – they decided to let their feelings be known by having the statue of their guardian angel light up. Slideshow follows:
Thanks to Brendan Harding for keeping us posted on what not to miss – on either side of the river.
∗With apologies to Bob Marley