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Mónica García’s party endorses the consumption of cannabis in the midst of the anti-smoking war

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Mónica García’s party endorses the consumption of cannabis in the midst of the anti-smoking war

Sumar has registered an initiative for the Government to pronounce itself “clearly” on the possibility of decriminalizing and regulating the possession for consumption of marijuana, considering that “prohibitionism” has not produced results and it is ineffective in tackling the problem of trafficking and mafias.

This was revealed by the coalition this Thursday in a statement, in which it details that The initiative has been raised by the deputies of Izquierda Unida in the Plurinational Group Fèlix Alonso and Enrique Santiago, following the debate opened in recent months in Europe.

Germany has approved a law for the partial legalization of cannabis at the initiative of the Minister of Health, Karl Lauterbachwho bets on the self-cultivation and cannabis clubs, legalizes own consumption and possession of up to 50 grams in the private home and 25 grams on public roads. It so happens that in Spain, the Ministry of Health is directed by Mónica García, one of Vice President Yolanda Díaz’s members in the Executive. The minister has reactivated the crusade against tobacco and is considering a ban on smoking in outdoor spaces such as terraces.

For the deputies of Izquierda Unida, the attitude towards cannabis in Spain is “somewhat hypocritical when the consumption of some drugs such as alcohol and tobacco is accepted and the dispensation with health consent of others, such as methadone, is allowed.”

In their parliamentary question, Alonso and Santiago also ask the Executive whether it is in favor of regularizing the activity of cannabis clubs to give them legal coverage, a historic demand that has entered and left the public debate for decades.

In order to have an “overview”, they request data on marijuana trafficking and mafia activity in Spain.

In addition, the text includes references that appeared to a report prepared by the Mossos d’Esquadra Headquarters where “legal modifications” are proposed to combat marijuana trafficking more effectively.

According to the note, the Catalan police are especially concerned about this phenomenon which, in their opinion, is on its way to becoming entrenched and turning Catalonia into a “narco-economy!”

In this report, the Mossos demand proposals to increase the penalties for marijuana trafficking in an attempt to fight more effectively against mafias and criminal organizations, and clarity to know the legality of certain products related to marijuana that appear on the market and that They lack regulation.

They also demand the regularization of the activity of cannabis clubs to be able to carry out inspections and control tasks with guarantees, reports Efe.

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