Italian MPs organize to legalize marijuana

'Repression doesn't work' says senator
Ansa (Italy)
Monday, March 16, 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 Benedetto Della Vedova, who is also the foreign undersecretary, said that "in view of the failure of prohibitionism" the group will draft a "pragmatic, non-ideological" bill regulating the use of the weed, thereby siphoning profits away from organized crime. (See also: CNN on the debate to legalize marijuana cultivation in Italy)