Chile to Allow Distribution of Medical Cannabis through Pharmacies
Chile’s Vice Minister of Health Jamie Burrows has announced that the nation will soon modify its laws to explicitly allow for the sale of medical cannabis through pharmacies.
The new law, according to Burrows, will allow those who receive a prescription for cannabis from a physician to purchase the medicine through authorized pharmacies which would have “strict controls on stock”. The law is currently being reviewed by Chile President Michelle Bachelet, who’s exacted to soon announce her support for the move.
In July, Chile’s lower house of Congress voted 68 to 39 to pass legislation – introduced by President Bachelet – that would legalize the possession, use, cultivation and transportation of recreational cannabis. The law, which must receive approval from the Senate before making its way to Bachelet’s desk, would allow for the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to six plants.