Monika Ristovska, who is an outspoken supporter of marijuana legalization, was sentenced to a year in prison.

Ristovska has been held in detention since mid May, and the sentence includes the violation of her terms of her previous suspended sentence. She was arrest in Kumanovo with less that 15 grams of marijuana on her.

The sentencing caused outrage as, at about the same time, SDSM member of Parliament Pavle Bogoevski was recorded ordering what appears to be cocaine from his dealer. Bogoevski claimed that he was purchasing cannabis oil and resigned from his office, but so far he has faced zero legal consequences for the drug purchase.