facebook
twitter
search
search

Italian party holds sit-in for marijuana

Nov. 9, 2012 at 2:39 PM

ROME, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Italy's Radical Party called a sit-in for Friday in front of the parliament building in Rome to demand the decriminalization of medical marijuana cultivation.

Rita Bernardini, a member of Parliament from the Radical Party, carried marijuana plants and handed out "samples" cultivated from her home in Rome at Friday's "Cannabis: Italy calling the U.S." protest in front of the Palazzo Montecitorio, ANSA reported.

"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 sit-in was organized after the U.S. states of Colorado and Washington voted Tuesday to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Eli Manning explains pout face after Broncos' Super Bowl score
Watch Katie Holmes dance like Beyonce on 'The Tonight Show'
Warner Music to pay back licensing fees for 'Happy Birthday' copyright
Daring duo arrested for sex on Las Vegas' 550-foot Ferris wheel
Car spins out of control, lands on roof of California home