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Dead De Benedetto, symbol of battle for medical cannabis

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Athletics, Tamberi:

(ANSA) – AREZZO, 09 MAY – Walter De Benedetto died at the age of 50: the man, who lived in Olmo, in the municipality of Arezzo, was one of the sick symbol of the battle for the liberalization of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Sick for years of severe form of rheumatoid arthritis, in April a year ago he was acquitted, because the fact does not exist, of the accusation of having grown marijuana at home: for the gup of Arezzo he produced and used it for therapeutic purposes for his illness.

In his latest appeal to Parliament, on 17 March, he remembers the association Better legal, De Benedetto wrote: ‘We feel discouraged because it seems that our state prefers to leave 6 million consumers in the hands of organized crime rather than allowing them to grow house his own plants’ and concluded, as always, reminding everyone that ‘Pain does not wait’. “De Benedetto, he remembers, had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis at a very young age, for over 35 years, and would have turned 51 this year . He had decided to cultivate cannabis “to make up for the shortcomings of the health system which did not guarantee him the therapy, despite the regular prescription. Forced to face a trial, with the sentence of last April 2021, his not guilty was sanctioned: the use of cannabis was declared strictly linked to therapeutic purposes “. (ANSA).

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