One hundred Italian parliamentarians for the legalization of cannabis
After a period of repressive policies on the use of cannabis, including legal ones, wanted by the former Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini, the debate on the legalization of cannabis is again in fashion in Italian politics. About a hundred parliamentarians have written to the Prime Minister to make him aware of the legalization of cannabis, a trade which represents an economic potential of 10 billion euros.
A hundred parliamentarians have decided to describe directly to Giuseppe Conte, in order to make the President aware of the debate on the legalization of cannabis during the Estates General. The hundred parliamentarians, a large part of the Five Star Movement but also the majority, underline how, in fact, repressive policies have been totally unsuccessful, favoring the black market for crime.
It is estimated that the regulation of cannabis use will bring 10 billion euros in revenue to state coffers, of which at least 2 billion euros will come from the potential savings that would result from lack of enforcement and tax revenue. Also, another aspect that should absolutely be taken into consideration, as Professor Marco Rossi of the University of Wisdom expressed in one of his studies, is the huge amount of public money that could be saved thanks to the reduction of risks in this area, but not only: the work of the courts and the penitentiary system would be lightened. The criminological aspect must also be taken into account: many adolescents, in order to find cannabis, end up being caught in a criminal spiral that could potentially seriously damage their course. The regulation would therefore obviously have a significant impact on local organized crime businesses.
It is a blow to the policy implemented by the leader of the League Matteo Salvini, who, during his mandate, tried by all means to close all stores authorized to sell "cannabis light», Which is however legal. But this is not just a matter of policy: it could benefit many patients, primarily those with ALS, as demonstrated by numerous studies of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which have benefited from huge improvements and are helping to treat the terrible spastic symptoms that plague them.