Argentina Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana, Sent to President

Argentina’s Senate voted unanimously today to legalize medical marijuana.

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As reported by the Associated Press; ” Argentina’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients.” The legislation also creates a medical marijuana research program at the Health Ministry, which must “guarantee free access” to cannabis oil and other derivatives to patients who join the program.

The measure has already passed the Chamber of Deputies, meaning it will now be sent to President Mauricio Macri for consideration.

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Argentina President Endorses Plan to Legalize Drug Possession, Cannabis Cultivation

The Argentina federal government, with support from President Cristina Kirchner, has begun work on two proposals aimed at legalizingargentina the personal possession of all drugs, and to legalize the private cultivation of cannabis. The plan is to have the proposals finished, and in front of Congress, by the year’s end, according to Argentine newspaper La Nacion.

The proposals are aimed at preventing the disastrous consequences placed upon individuals who are simply possessing a small amount of illegal drugs or cultivating a few cannabis plants, and to put a damper on the black market, which often times enriches criminal syndicates.

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