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  1. Prisoners sentenced with unconstitutional norms have the right to be resentenced

    Grazia Zuffa
    04 Junio 2014
    En los medios

    In February, the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that most of the 2006 drug law norms were unconstitutional. Following this pronouncement, at the end of May, the Court of Cassation decided that people sentenced and incarcerated under the illegitimate norms have the right to be resentenced. The decision may affect about 10.000 prisoners detained for cannabis crimes.

  2. Rome mayor backs decriminalizing cannabis

    21 Mayo 2014
    Other news

    Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said he was in favour of decriminalizing cannabis, calling for a national and international reform on drug laws in order to fight organized crime. said he was “in favour of the possibility of the liberalization of cannabis for medical or personal use.” He was speaking at the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy in Rome. Beyond the capital he also advocated broader reform of drug laws both in Italy and abroad. (See also: Italy relaxes cannabis penalties)

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    El Tribunal Constitucional revoca la ley que triplicaba la condena por el consumo de cannabis

    11 Febrero 2014
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    El Tribunal Constitucional italiano ha revocado la ley sobre drogas que triplicaba la pena para aquellos condenados por posesión o consumo de 'drogas blandas' como el cannabis. La normativa era considerada una de las causas de la superpoblación de las cárceles del país. La denominada ley Fini-Giovanardi equiparaba el uso, posesión, o venta de todas las drogas, ya fuesen duras o blandas, por lo que una persona acusada de vender hachís podía ser condenada a entre seis y veinte años de prisión o a pagar una multa de entre 26.000 y 260.000 euros.

  4. How to determine personal use in drug legislation

    • Grazia Zuffa
    23 Agosto 2011

    Distinguishing between drug possession for personal use and supply and trafficking is widely acknowledged as one of the most difficult and controversial issues facing drug legislators and policy makers. To address the problem, two solutions are typically enacted: the threshold scheme and the "flexible" model.

     

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    Cómo determinar el consumo personal en la legislación sobre drogas

    • Grazia Zuffa
    15 Agosto 2011

    Distinguir entre la posesión de estupefacientes para consumo personal o para la oferta y el tráfico se considera, por lo general, como uno de los problemas más difíciles y controvertidos a los que se enfrentan legisladores y responsables de políticas en materia de drogas. Para abordar este problema, se suelen aplicar dos soluciones: el sistema de umbrales y el modelo ‘flexible’.

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    Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization

    • Luigi M. Solivetti
    01 Enero 2001

    publicationThe present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminalization. In the extensive opening chapter dedicated to the “Premises”, the various points of view about the advisability of having recourse to criminal sanctions are examined.

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