Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them. – The New York Times

By Elisabetta Povoledo April 21, 2018 ROME

— For the past year, small jars of cannabis flowers have been flying off the shelves of Italian specialty shops: a phenomenon that’s described as a “green gold rush.”

“Legalization there has created jobs, reduced criminality and the contraband of poor-quality marijuana, and it’s a big tax boon for governments,” Mr. Molinari said. “Why remove a substance that creates income for the state?”

Besides, he added, “people will use it anyway.”

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A10 of the New York edition with the headline: Italy Can’t Get Enough of a Hemp Product That’s Illegal to Eat or Smoke. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe

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