By LeeWEpstein

December 18, 2019

Friday, the italian parliament voted to legalize light cannabis however on Tuesday the President of the Senate stopped it.

The president, Maria Elisabetta Casellati, member of Forza Italia (right). A party opposed like all right-wing groups to the legalization of light cannabis. Declared Monday “unacceptable” the amendment to the 2020 budget voted in committee in the Senate by the government majority and legalizing light cannabis (less than 0.5% THC).

This decision is not subject to appeal. Maria Casellati has apparently taken a “technical” decision. Considering that the amendment is foreign to the subject under discussion, the budget, but her verdict ” . Is in fact very political and symbolic”, writes the daily La Stampa.

The right applauded this decision, with the government majority deploring it in unison. “If you think this measure is so important to the majority, make a specific bill” to legalize light cannabis, Maria Casellati told a senator from the 5 Star Movement (M5S, anti-system), in power with the Democratic Party (PD, center left).

Both parties have already announced their willingness to introduce a bill to this effect . So that the legalization of light cannabis could take place later in 2020.

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