- Home-grow cannabis is set to be legalized in Italy, following a vote from MPs
- Reform decriminalises the growth of up to four cannabis plants for personal use
- Italy is now one of the first European countries to decriminalize recreational cannabis
Italy is set to allow the small-scale cultivation of cannabis plants at home after reform was approved by the Lower House’s justice committee on Wednesday.
The reform decriminalizes the growth of up to four cannabis plants at home.
However, it also increases the penalties for crimes linked to the trafficking and dealing of cannabis, with the maximum sentence increasing from six to ten years.
This reform comes nearly two years after a landmark decision from Italy’s Supreme Court in 2019, that ruled small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis was legal.