The city council of Italian city of Turin has approved a motion in favor of legalizing cannabis on Tuesday, becoming the first major city in the country to make the proposal to allow marijuana to be prescribed for medical reasons.

“This is … a move from a prohibitionist structure to one where soft drugs, particularly cannabis, are legally produced and distributed,” appealed the [Turin] city council to the Italian parliament, reports Italian press.

Though the vote doesn’t make cannabis legal to consume, buy or sell for individual use, it brings a more tolerant view to the drug in the eyes of the law.

The vote was narrow, however, as only 15 from the [Turin city council] favored the law, while 13 were against and six abstained.

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