Largest Police Union in Italy Announces Support for Legalizing Cannabis
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.