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Italian Radical Party organizes marijuana sit-in

MP shows her cannabis harvest in front of parliament

09 November, 16:21
Italian Radical Party organizes marijuana sit-in (ANSA) - Rome, November 9 - Radical Party members staged a protest in front of Rome's parliament building Montecitorio on Friday asking for marijuana cultivation for medicinal purposes to be decriminalized in Italy.

Radical Party MP Rita Bernardini carried marijuana plants and handed out "samples" that she had cultivated on her Rome terrace, posting daily pictures on her Facebook page.

"I received a lot of advice like the correct sun exposure, the type of fertilizer used for flowering...and the result is great," Bernardini said.

The event, dubbed 'Cannabis: Italy calling the US' was organized after some American states announced the legalization this week of marijuana for therapeutic and recreational purposes.