Italy: partial legalization of cannabis – view

If the law actually comes into force, the possession of up to four cannabis plants would be allowed, as the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” reported on Thursday. In the next step, the draft law must be debated in the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies – the larger of the two chambers of parliament.

The approval of the Justice Commission caused an outcry, especially in the right-wing political camp. The politicians of the right-wing and conservative parties voted against it on Wednesday evening, as reported by the Ansa news agency. Among others, the Social Democrats (PD) and the anti-establishment party Five Star Movement voted in favor.