Chile’s President Signs Decree Removing Cannabis as a ‘Hard Drug’, Legalizing Medical Cannabis Sales

Chile’s President Signs Decree Removing Cannabis as a ‘Hard Drug’, Legalizing Medical Cannabis Sales

chileChile President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree officially and immediately removing cannabis from the nation’s list of hard drugs, which includes substances such as heroin and cocaine.

The decree also legalizes the distribution of cannabis-based medicines, such as tablets and tinctures, to be sold at pharmacies.

In July, Chile’s lower house of Congress voted 68 to 39 to pass legislation – introduced by Bachelet – that would legalize the possession, use, cultivation and transportation of recreational cannabis. The law, which would allow for the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to six plants, has yet to be advanced out of the nation’s Senate.

Chile began cultivating medical cannabis in October, 2014, as part of a pilot program to determine if the plant can be useful in easing the pain of cancer patients.

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2 Comments

  • herbwarrior420
    December 7, 2015

    Please President Obama take notes what this third world President who has the intelligence to with a Stroke of His Pen take cannabis off the hard drug list ( Its equal to USA dea having cannabis a schedule 1 no medical benefit drug)

  • calicorock
    December 8, 2015

    With respect I must disagree. Chile is a “third world country” only to those who’ve never been. Santiago is a bustling modern city not so different than LA.

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