Seizures, trials, and terror: from the directive issued by the Cagliari prosecutor on 25 March, the situation in Sardinia for hemp growers is becoming more and more complex. Now, the Sardinian Hemp Growers Movement, which includes farmers and workers in the sector, is organizing a sit-in in front of the Regional Council building, to ask "with extreme urgency a meeting with political representatives and defuse the paradoxical situation that has arisen in our territory, with the relative escalation of seizures and social problems ".
"The problem today returns more serious than ever, none of us can know how many complaints, trials, seizures, and persecutions are necessary to awaken our politicians, and convince them that in Sardinia we have a serious problem to solve, but also to convince the prosecutor office that dispenses searches and criminal proceedings, regardless of the emotional and economic stress to which they subject dozens of honest people," reads a press release that goes on to explain that: "So much zeal in persecuting those who reported themselves without any obligation, thus jeopardizing their criminal record their tranquility ".
Recently, the lawyer Lorenzo Simonetti also returned to the subject, emphasizing that just yesterday he had two talks at the Sardinian prosecutor's office with two different prosecutors on different critical issues. First of all, the profile of the THC assessment, underlining that "I realized that it is not possible to wait months for the analyzes to come. If this is the situation, then we will proceed to assess the damages related to the time wasted waiting for a toxicological result that can be done in 1 week ". Then, there's the issue of criminal association pursuant to article 74 of the Narcotics Law: "I was told", says the lawyer, "alleged criminal association will be evaluated from time to time. I would like to clarify that those who entertain business relationships with Sardinian farmers do not incur criminal charges ."