Five hundred thousand signatures in seven days. The race to the cannabis referendum reaches the first objective, the minimum amount that will allow the question to go to the vote in the spring of 2022. Un “Extraordinary result”, I call it the promoters, both for the speed with which half a million Italians have decided to embrace the cause and for the method of collection. It is in fact the first case in which it occurred exclusively online on the site referendumcannabis.it.
Promoted by the associations Luca Coscioni, Meglio Legale, Forum Droghe, Società della Ragione, Antigone and by the parties + Europa, Possible and Italian Radicals, the referendum calls for the repeal of part of the Consolidated law on drugs which would intervene both on the level of criminal relevance both on that of administrative sanctions, essentially allowing the autonomous cultivation of seedlings. The organizers’ invitation is to go ahead with membership: with the collection of “at least another 15% of signatures more for safety “in view of the delivery in Cassation, to be made by September 30th.
This is “an extraordinary result” but “not surprising: for some time it was necessary – the promoters point out – an intervention on the topic of cannabis and with digital company in a few days the theme exploded “. The velOcity of the mobilization “confirms the desire for change on cannabis but also of participation in decisions on issues that affect personally “. The large influx of requests on the portal has at times slowed down the collection and the Committee “apologizes for any problems encountered” and “invites you to try the signature again”.
At the same time, the organizing committee recalls that in a week “they were collected 145.000 euro of the approximately 500,000 needed “, since each digital signature has the cost of 1,05 euro. “The Committee thanks theLuca Coscioni Association for support and launches a new appeal also for small donations “. At the moment, in fact, “thanks also to the sponsorship and contribution of Just Mary e Crystal weed you managed to bear part of the costs “but” sustainability remains to be gained “.
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