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Largest Police Union in Italy Announces Support for Legalizing Cannabis

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Completely 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 …

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Italian Parliament to Debate Legalization Bill Monday, Poll Shows 70% in Support

Italy’s Chamber of Deputies will debate a bill to legalize recreational cannabis on Monday, July 25th. Specifically, the measure would legalize the possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to 5 plants; cannabis clubs and retail outlets would also be allowed. “[T]his bill, if it becomes law, will …

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Italian Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

218 members of Italy’s parliament have signed on to a measure to legalize recreational cannabis which was given approval yesterday by the Intergrupo Parlamentare Cannabis Legale, a cross-party committee of lawmakers. The proposal now goes to Italy’s full 945 member parliament for consideration. If approved into law, the measure would allow adults in Italy to …

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Here Comes Italy: The Next Country to Legalize Cannabis?

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the time it was rolled-out three weeks ago. Now, the “all party” group is getting to work on the twin tasks of drafting an actual …

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Over 60 Italian Lawmakers Sign Motion to Legalize Cannabis

Over 60 members of Italy’s Parliament have signed a motion to legalize recreational cannabis. “It is a bipartisan proposition from members of the parliament of different political backgrounds.” says Senator Benedetto Della Vedova, a Parliamentary undersecretary in the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. “This shows that even in Italy a pragmatic approach, based on a …

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