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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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