Largest Police Union in Italy Announces Support for Legalizing Cannabis

police unionCompletely contrary to how police unions in the U.S. publicly feel about legalizing cannabis, Italy’s largest police union has announced their support for ending cannabis prohibition.

According to Felice Romani, a spokesperson for SIULP (Sindacato Italiano Unitario Lavoratori Polizia – or roughly translated to the Italian Police Workers Union), legalization would make cannabis safer by allowing for the monitoring of chemicals and pollutants. Romani says that legalization would also help combat widespread crime associated with cannabis black market.

The SIULP’s endorsement of legalization comes just a couple months after Italy’s top anti-mafia official endorsed legalizing cannabis as a means of combating the mafia and terrorism (both of which gain large portions of money from illegal cannabis sales).

Italy’s no stranger to cannabis, with their Army currently growing it as a means of reducing costs for patients, though it still remains entirely prohibited for those without a prescription from a physician.

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    • James Bodie on September 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    The difference between American police attitudes and Italian police attitudes may lie in the spoils and who gets them. In America, police departments are able to confiscate everything and keep or sell the stuff. Legalization in the US stops the gravy train for local police, the DEA, for-profit prisons, etc.

    • Malcolm Kyle on September 9, 2016 at 3:47 am
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    Here is a list of 25 studies showing that cannabis/marijuana cures cancer, categorized by the type of cancers being cured in each study. Note that the consistent theme between them is that marijuana shrinks tumors and selectively targets cancer cells. 

    Cures Brain Cancer 
    http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/66032… 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479216 
    http://www.jneurosci.org/content/21/17/6475.abstra… 
    http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/308/3/838.ab… 
    http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/10/1/90.abstra… 

    Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734 

    Cures Breast Cancer 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267 
    http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2006/0… 
    http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/9/1/196 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349 
    http://www.pnas.org/content/95/14/8375.full.pdf+ht… 

    Cures Lung Cancer 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract 
    http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n3/abs/12106… 

    Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers 
    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabi… 
    http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/67… 

    Cures Prostate Cancer 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract 
    http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v101/n6/abs/6605… 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/?tool=pubmed 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963 

    Cures Colorectal Cancer 
    http://gut.bmj.com/content/54/12/1741.abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231745 

    Cures Ovarian Cancer 
    http://www.aacrmeetingabstracts.org/cgi/content/abstract/2006/1/1084?maxtoshow&hits=80&RESULTFORMAT&fulltext=cannabinoid&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=560&resourcetype=HWCIT 

    Cures Blood Cancer 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

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