18/12/2023  Ben Adlin

Nearly two years after a top Italian court blocked a referendum on marijuana legalization and psychedelics reform from going before voters, support in the country is building for a narrower, cannabis-only measure that would allow the home cultivation of four plants, the eventual creation of social clubs and the elimination of penalties for consumers.

“Despite the defeat we suffered after the collection of signatures with the legal cannabis referendum, we have decided to insist until things change,” Marco Perduca, an advocate and former Italian senator, told supporters in a recent email, according to a translation. Perduca was one of many organizers who supported the blocked 2021 referendum.

“Parliament will be forced to listen to us, but only when we have collected 50,000 signatures,” he added. “Don’t miss your signature to change Italy.”


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