Here Comes Italy: Marijuana Legalization Effort Gears Up in Parliament
Published on 4/1/15
Italian Parliament has recently acknowledged the failed war on drugs. Lawmakers are ready to take drug money out of the hands of cartels and regulate marijuana from production to sale. The law would allow personal cultivation, commercial production, and possibly the adoption of cannabis clubs and coffee shops.
“Isn’t a freer world a good enough answer?” he asked. “Money spent to bust pot smokers has always been money wasted, and legalizing marijuana would allow us to not only invest in other public policies, but also promote a model of where the state doesn’t tell you what to do, but allows you to make your own choices in an informed way.”