A bipartisan group of 218 deputies introduced in the Italian Parliament a Bill to legalize cannabis, obviously on a controlled scale.
However, such a trailblazing Bill is unlikely to pass without the official support of the Government, which is unlikely to take risks on such a controversial proposal. After all, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is already struggling to finalize the Bill which would give the green light to civil partnerships between people of the same sex.
Moreover, 218 can look as a very high number, but the Italian Parliament has nearly 1,000 members.
Finally, the popular leader of the Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, has already criticized the Bill, saying that the Parliament should legalize prostitution instead.
Pursuant to the Merlin Law, prostitution is indeed already legal in Italy, only favoring or exploiting it is against the law.