Italy set to decriminalise cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use say media reports

The UK’s Independent newspaper reports…

Italy is to decriminalise the growing of cannabis plants at home for personal use.

The measure, adopted by the country’s Lower House’s justice committee, approves the cultivation of up to four cannabis plants.

Backers of the law change say it is necessary to allow people to grow


Over at WION there’s also a report

The reform seeks to decriminalise growth of up to four female cannabis plants at home. The reform also seeks to increase punishment for trafficking and dealing cannabis. The punishment has been raised from up to six years to 10 years.

The reform was put forward by Italian PM Riccardo Magi. If the reform goes all the way through, it will make Italy one of first European countries to decriminalise domestic cultivation of Cannabis.

The reform has come two years after Italy’s supreme court ruled that small scale cultivation of cannabis was legal. The landmark ruling came in 2019.

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