a cannabis referendum. All 11 e 30 the collection of signatures for the decriminalization of cultivation. The goal is to get to 500 thousand accessions within the next September 30th, that is to say alone 20 days from the presentation of the question. The intent of the referendum is to intervene both on the level of criminal relevance both on that of administrative sanctions regarding cannabis.
It will also be possible to collect signatures on the site www.referendumcannabis.it thanks to digital company. The promoters appeal to the Government so that there is no discrimination regarding the possibility of delivery of signatures certified by October 30, as for the other referendums presented in the Supreme Court before June 15. At 17 on Saturday 11 September instead it will be held on presentation webinar and will also be broadcast live on the our site.
To propose and deposit the popular consultation in Cassation – last September 7 – was a group of experts, jurists and militants, always engaged against the prohibition. Coordination is of the Associations Luca Coscioni, Meglio Legale, Forum Drugs, Antigone, Società della Ragione. But representatives of politics, especially parties, also took part in the proposal + Europe, Possible and Italian Radicals.
“That of the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis is one of the most important and discussed social issues in our country: it crosses justice and the issue of overcrowding in prisons, public health, safety, business opportunities, scientific research, individual freedoms but, above all, fight against the mafias “, organizers say. “In Italy – they continue – they are in fact 6 million consumers – some of which are patients who are unable to receive it a therapeutic purpose, despite the regular prescription – and in the current state of affairs they have two choices: to finance the criminal market in the market squares or grow cannabis at home. Although this practice that is punished with as far as 6 years in prison. The debate can therefore no longer be postponed and must be addressed with any democratic instrument, teven more than many countries in the world, such as Canada, Germany or Israel, are far ahead of Italy ”.