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Colombia President Signs Order Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Colombia President Juan Manual Santos signed an executive decree today legalizing the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis. The move comes a little over a month after Santos said he would sign the decree, and just two weeks after the nation’s Senate gave approval to medical cannabis legalization legislation. The new law, which will establish …

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Colombia Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Just a month after Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he would soon sign an executive decree to legalize the possession and cultivation of medical cannabis, the nation’s Senate has beat him to the punch, voting 46 to 6 to pass legislation that would legalize medical cannabis, including establishing a system of licensed cultivation …

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Colombia to Legalize Cultivation and Sale of Medical Cannabis Through Executive Order

Colombia will soon legalize the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis through an executive decree made by President Juan Manuel Santos, according to the Associated Press. The new law will establish a regulatory system for everything from licenses for growers and retailers to establishing rules for export of products made from cannabis. According to Senator …

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Justice Department: DEA Agents had ‘Sex Parties’ with Prostitutes Paid for by Drug Cartels

By John Bresnahan and Lauren French, Politico.com Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday. In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during …

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Colombia Senate Committee Approves Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Legislation to allow for the medical use of cannabis has been approved with a 13 to 2 vote by a Colombia Senate committee. The proposal, which is supported by President Juan Manuel Santos, now heads toward a full Senate vote. If approved into law, the proposal – put forth by Senator Juan Manuel Galán – …

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