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Published: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:31:18 -0800

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Italy: Prosecutor's Idea to Defeat Isis: Legalize Pot

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Richmond Times-Dispatch, 24 Apr 2016 - The Islamic State and its terrorist proxies would suffer if cannabis were decriminalized, Italy's top prosecutor argues. In a recent interview, Franco Roberti also pointed out the links between the extremist group and organized crime in his country.



Italy: To Grow Cheap Marijuana, Italy Calls In Military

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 16 Oct 2014 - Although Legal, Cannabis Is Still Taboo In A Country Where The Catholic Church's Sway Is Powerful ROVIGO, Italy - Italy legalized marijuana for medical use last year, but the high cost of buying legal pot in a pharmacy meant few people signed up. Now, the government has found a solution: get the army to grow it.



Italy: Italy's Army Ordered to Start Potting Marijuana

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 13 Oct 2014 - ITALY legalised marijuana for medical use last year, but the high cost of buying pot in a pharmacy meant that few people signed up. Now, the government has found a solution get the army to grow it.



Italy: Illegal Drugs Can Be Detected In The Air - And Could

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:00:00 GMT

The Mail on Sunday, 19 Dec 2011 - We know that air pollution in the form of traffic and factory fumes can pose a health risk -- but airborne traces of illegal drugs could do too, say researchers. Scientists at the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research in Rome found traces of cocaine and cannabis in the air around dozens of sites in Italy.



Italy: Rastas Can Use Cannabis, Italian Court Rules

Sat, 12 Jul 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Independent, 12 Jul 2008 - Rastafarians have always regarded Ethiopia as the promised land, but Italy could rank a close second after its Supreme Court ruled that smoking or possessing cannabis is not a criminal offence but a religious act when the person doing it is a Rastafarian. Last year, the same court declared that cultivating even a single cannabis plant was a punishable offence. But now Italy's Court of Cassation has said Rastafarians use marijuana "not only as a medical but also as a meditative herb. And, as such [it is] a possible bearer of the psychophysical state to contemplation and prayer".



Italy: Paramilitaries to Fight School Drug Abuse

Wed, 30 May 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 30 May 2007 - The paramilitary Carabinieri, a tough force which until recently was stationed in Iraq, could be sent into schools to search for drugs. The proposal follows widespread alarm in Italy at what is seen as rapidly growing drug use among the young. Livia Turco, the health minister in Romano Prodi's centre-left government, said the consumption and trafficking of drugs by students had reached the point at which it was time to begin checks throughout Italy. Ms Turco, who has control of a Carabinieri detachment, said her initiative reflected "a sense of responsibility towards parents".



Italy: Frontiers In Narcing

Sat, 12 May 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 May 2007 - Parents in Milan are being offered free urine-testing kits so they can find out if their teenagers are using illegal drugs. In a part of the northern Italian city, which is controlled by the right-wing National Alliance party, almost 4,000 families will receive a coupon they can exchange for a kit to test for widely used drugs, including cannabis and cocaine. The kits, available free to all parents of children aged 13 to 16, are similar to pregnancy tests in that they need to be dipped in urine for a few seconds and then they give a positive or negative reading for a variety of drugs. - --- MAP posted-by: Derek



Italy: Parents To Get Kits To Drug-Test Their Children

Wed, 09 May 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 09 May 2007 - Parents in the Italian city of Milan are being offered do-it-yourself narcotics testing kits to check their children for drug use. Over the next few days, the city's council will send letters to almost 4,000 homes with children between the ages of 13 and 16. Inside will be a voucher that can be exchanged at chemists for one of the kits.



Italy: 40 Joints Legal For Personal Use

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 08:00:00 GMT

New Zealand Herald, 15 Nov 2006 - ROME - Italy's Government yesterday doubled the amount of cannabis people can possess without risking prosecution and announced a major overhaul of the laws on narcotics use. Causing an outcry from the centre-right opposition, but joy from campaigners for drugs liberalisation, Health Minister Livia Turco said the maximum amount of marijuana to be considered for "personal use" would be doubled to 1g in terms of its active ingredient.