Italy

Sat
23
Jan

Italy Marches Closer to Decriminalization, Draws Line at Terrace Grows

Italy spent last week reforming policies related to a number of minor offenses, including lessening penalties for the cultivation of cannabis for medical reasons.

 

Justice Minister Andrea Orlando approved the bill to decriminalize growing cannabis for medical use, but warned, “This does not decriminalize those growing weed on their terrace,” an exceptionally Italian way to phrase it. Cultivating cannabis for personal use still carries a harsh penalty — up to a year in prison and a fine of €4 million.

Tue
19
Jan

Italy to legalize marijuana for medical use; New proposal allows cultivation at home

More than 250 lawmakers from across the political scale have shown support to a proposed decriminalization of producing, distributing, selling and consuming marijuana in Italy. If this will be pushed through, Italy will become the biggest European country to legalize marijuana. The new proposal also allows people to cultivate marijuana inside their house.

Tue
19
Jan

Italy chills out over growers of medical cannabis

ITALY HAS EASED up slightly on cannabis growers, decriminalising those who violate agreed terms on cultivating the plants for therapeutic purposes.

“This does not decriminalise those growing weed on their terrace,” warned Justice Minister Andrea Orlando. Under the new bill, people who abuse their permission to cultivate cannabis will be slapped with a fine rather than a prison sentence.

Those caught growing their own personal crop without a license still face up to a year in jail and a €4 million fine.

The aim is to help ease Italy’s notoriously congested justice system and “make sanctions more effective”, Orlando said.

Mon
18
Jan

Marijuana Legalization In Italy: Pot Laws Eased For Growers Cultivating Medical Cannabis

Medical marijuana growers in Italy can breathe a bit easier. On Friday, Italy eased the punishment for those who violate the terms for being a medical grower, reported the Local. Should Italian pot enthusiasts be tempted to grow pot for personal use, however, they've been warned. 

Fri
15
Jan

Italy chills out over medical cannabis cultivators

Rome (AFP) - Italy eased up slightly on cannabis growers Friday, decriminalising those who violate agreed terms on cultivating the plants for therapeutic purposes.

"This does not decriminalise those growing weed on their terrace," warned Justice Minister Andrea Orlando. Under the new bill, people who abuse their permission to cultivate cannabis will be slapped with a fine rather than a prison sentence.

Those caught growing their own personal crop without a license still face up to a year in jail and a four-million euro fine.

The aim is to help ease Italy's notoriously congested justice system and "make sanctions more effective", Orlando said.

Thu
14
Jan

Will 2016 be the year of legalization in Italy? Someone is already preparing

According to estimates, Italians consume about 3 million pounds of cannabis each year. The debate "legalization, or not" has been going on for years without ever leading to concrete results. In 2015 something moved when a bill for cannabis freedom came to the House, ready to fill a legal vacuum that has lasted two years. So 2016 might truly be the year of the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes? The Minister of Justice Orlando brakes, but there are those who bet on the legalization creating the first Italian brand for the sale of cannabis and open selections for the franchise.

Wed
13
Jan

Italy’s home-grown cannabis brand

2016 will be a breakthrough year for marijuana lovers, according to a group of Italian agronomists and entrepreneurs. 

Wed
13
Jan

7 New Innovations in Cannabis & Hemp

Over the last year or so, the level of innovation within the cannabis industry has reached staggering heights, showing that the industry is ready to take itself to the world stage.

While we can’t yet review any of these things for quality assurance, we can comment on the innovation factor!

#1) CBD Chewing Gum

CBD chewing gum

CBD gum could potentially be a much more efficient delivery system than regular edibles.

Wed
13
Jan

Italy: Marketing strategy for legal cannabis

Minister denies any other use than therapeutic considered

(ANSA) - Rome, January 12 - A group of Italian agronomists and entrepreneurs have begun to lay the foundations for the sale and marketing of cannabis, saying that it will soon no longer be illegal.

Mon
04
Jan

Italian joint to sell 'Bob Marley' hemp seed ice cream

A north Italy-based ice cream parlour in the small resort town of Alassio – which is seven square miles with a population of approximately 11,000 – hopes to begin selling its Bob Marley-inspired hemp treats before year end.

The parlour teamed with the Canapa Ligura organisation – best known for promoting awareness of the health benefits associated with hemp – to create the ice cream flavour as a tribute to the late reggae icon.

Hemp is a variant of the cannabis sativa or ganja plant, and is mainly used for making fibres and textiles. It is also refined into products such as seed foods, oil, wax, resin, rope, pulp, paper, and fuel.

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