Items tagged with italy

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Marijuana, made in Italy [01.02.2017] The first batches of made-in-Italy pot have just arrived in pharmacies. Its production is just one of the activities of the military's 164-year-old c...
Italian MPs to start debating controversial cannabis law [25.07.2016] Italian lawmakers will begin discussing a draft bill to ease up on the recreational use and growing of cannabis - a highly inflammatory topic. The dr...
Cannabis bill skips committee stage, directly to House floor [20.07.2016] A bill to legalize cannabis will go to the Lower House, the justice and social affairs committees decided when presented with 1,700 amendments. Most ...
Italy's plan to legalize weed could help fight the Islamic State and the mafia [14.07.2016] Italy is about to begin a national debate about legalizing marijuana. Should the country forge ahead in regulating and taxing pot, it could be a blow...
How and why Italy's cannabis laws could soon change [29.06.2016] Italian citizens will be able to hold up to 15 grams of herb at home and take up to five grams with them when they go out. People will be free to cul...
France has highest (number of) teen cannabis smokers [14.03.2016] France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old cannabis smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization. Wh...
Cannabis legalisation bill tabled in House [30.09.2015] A bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis for personal use in Italy has for the first time been tabled in the Lower House. The bill, calling fo...
Is Italy about to legalize cannabis? [27.07.2015] Under a new law proposal in Italy, people over the age of 18 could cultivate up to five plants at home and growers could set up social clubs involvin...
Italy takes step toward legalizing pot [15.07.2015] Italy took a first step toward legalization of pot, leading Europe in what would be a groundbreaking change. The Intergrupo Parlamentare Cannabis Leg...
Italy: Motion to legalize cannabis receives bi-partisan support [23.03.2015] Lawmakers in Italy are pushing forward a planned bill to legalize cannabis, according to the ANSA news agency and the International Business Times. T...
Italian MPs organize to legalize marijuana [15.03.2015] A group of 60 MPs, most of them from the ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD), have joined forces to legalize cannabis in Italy. Senator Benedett...
Marijuana to be grown by Italian army – in order to bring the price down [13.10.2014] Italy wants its army to grow cheap marijuana from next year in a bid to discourage medicinal users from funding illegal street dealers. A high-securi...
Prisoners sentenced with unconstitutional norms have the right to be resentenced [04.06.2014] In February, the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that most of the 2006 drug law norms were unconstitutional. Following this pronouncement, at the ...
'Thousands of inmates' can soon be released under drug law [28.05.2014] A new decree that overhauls Italy's drugs laws paves the way for releasing "thousands of convicted smalltime drug dealers from prison". The move foll...
Rome mayor backs decriminalizing cannabis [21.05.2014] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said he was in favour of decriminalizing cannabis, calling for a national and international reform on drug laws in order to...
Italy's strict drug law goes up in smoke [16.02.2014] On February 12, the Constitutional Court ruled that the Fini-Giovanardi law setting out penalties related to the sale and possession of illegal drugs...
Italy relaxes cannabis penalties [12.02.2014] Italy's Constitutional Court struck down an anti-drug law from 2006 that imposed tough sentencing for the sale and possession of cannabis, putting it...
Turin votes in favour of legalizing cannabis [13.01.2014] Turin's city council has approved a motion in favour of making the drug legal for therapeutic purposes, making it the first of Italy's large cities t...
How to determine personal use in drug legislation [23.08.2011] Distinguishing between drug possession for personal use and supply and trafficking is widely acknowledged as one of the most difficult and controvers...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral...
Political Declaration already ridiculed [08.03.2009] News about the disappointing content of the Political Declaration to be adopted at the High Level Segment of the 52nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (C...
Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization [01.01.2001] The present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminaliz...

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