Italy: Motion to legalize cannabis receives bi-partisan support

Turin became the first major city to vote in favor of legalizing medical marijuana
Herald-Tribune (US)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lawmakers in Italy are pushing forward a planned bill to legalize cannabis, according to the ANSA news agency and the International Business Times. The proposal, introduced by Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, is being backed by 60 politicians, mostly from the ruling center-left Democratic Party but with some support from the right. Della Vedova 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.