Italy

Sat
06
Jun

ITALY: PRISON STUDY: 60% OF PRISONERS USED DRUGS

About 60% of inmates in Italian prisons use drugs, 33% of cannabis, 40% cocaine and about 5% of amphetamines.

The figure emerged during the XVI National Congress of the Italian Society of Medicine and Health Penitentiary which was held in Cagliari, addressing the theme "If the patient is also held".

Inmates who show a lower consumption of drugs are in Slovenia, Romania and Croatia.

 

This article has been translated from its original in Italian

Fri
29
May

Pair charged in Italian cannabis probe

The 24-year-old woman and 35-year-old man are due to appear at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court on Saturday accused of money laundering.

Police arrested the pair in Milton Keynes on Thursday morning. They also seized two high-value vehicles.

The man and woman are the latest to be charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of cannabis from Italy to Northern Ireland.

In March, £800,000 worth of drugs were seized in the region during the PSNI-led operation, working with colleagues from the Italian Carabinieri and the National Crime Agency.

At the time, searches were carried out in Belfast, Greenisland, Bangor, Newtownards and Ballywalter – and in the Prato and Bologna areas of Italy.

Tue
19
May

Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer

Considering that up until about 85 years ago, cannabis oil was used around the world to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer, it is not surprising that the phasing out of cannabis to treat illness coincided with the rise of pharmaceutical companies.

Rick Simpson, a medical marijuana activist, is on a crusade to help others heal. He regards cannabis as the most medicinally active plant on the face of the earth, and shared this apparent miracle with others — completely free of charge. He now has thousands of testimonials from those who were healed from ‘incurable’ disease to back up his claims ~ that cannabis annihilates cancer.

Wed
13
May

Cannabis in Tuscany: "Expanding the use for multiple pathology"

While patient organizations continue to report difficulties in getting drugs based on cannabis and the problems that the implementing regulations are giving in the federal application, the President of Tuscany Enrico Rossi calls for expanded use of cannabis for other diseases, in addition to those required by law.

Tue
12
May

Italy: "The research on cannabis in Rovigo continues". The ministry denies the closure

"There is no threat of closure of the headquarters of the Council for Research in agricoltuta (CRA) of Rovigo, the only center in Italy authorized to produce cannabis for therapeutic use", announced the Ministry of Agriculture in a statement released to news agencies, a time to deny the news release Saturday announcing the closure of the center of Rovigo, only one in Italy where you make cannabis research.

Sat
09
May

The Million Marijuana March is back for the 15th year

The event was organized within the City's Economy, with laboratories, workshops and organic hemp food 

This year's march, which takes place every year in May, switched modes. In fact, the Million Marijuana March, now in its 15th year, will cover no more than the streets of central Rome but will be held May 9, 2015 from 13 pm, at the Economy City Ex Slaughterhouse. During the event there will be the presentation of books, laboratories and workshops, banquets information, an area dedicated to debates, and especially organic hemp food.

Mon
04
May

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana To Reduce Prices

The Italian military aims to lowers the cost of medical marijuana by growing it themselves!

The Italian army has unveiled its first cannabis farm, set up to try to lower the cost of medical marijuana in the country.

According to officials at a government-funded greenhouse outside Florence, Italy’s first medical marijuana crop, grown by the country’s military – is “coming along nicely”

Mon
04
May

Italy: Legalize cannabis you can, says the National Anti-Mafia Directorate

In Italy cannabis it is now as widespread as wine, spirits and cigarettes so we might as well accept it and change strategy. As is fashionable now. Perhaps to allow the State to save a part of human and technological resources that involve increasing costs. And on the other hand (why not?) To check the legality of a product that is distributed by the State and removed from the Mafia, it is estimated that could give an increase in taxes of 7-10 billion euro a year. A maneuver of adjustment that today would solve all the problems with Europe, which looks to our accounts to the last euro.

Fri
01
May

Italy: Army unveils 'cut-price cannabis' farm - BBC News

The Italian army has unveiled its first cannabis farm, set up to try to lower the cost of medical marijuana in the country.

Tue
31
Mar

Here Comes Italy: The Next Country to Legalize Marijuana?

An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the time it was rolled out three weeks ago. Now, the "all party" group is getting to work on the twin tasks of drafting an actual bill and getting it enacted into law.

The effort is being led by Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, who is also Italy's undersecretary of state for foreign affairs. Della Vedova was a long-time member of the country's Nonviolent Radical Party, but was elected to parliament as a member of the centrist Scelta Civica.

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