The decree also legalizes the distribution of cannabis-based medicines, such as tablets and tinctures, to be sold at 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.
If approved into law, the measure would legalize the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to 6 cannabis plants. It would also be legal to share and transport cannabis.
The proposal now goes to a health committee before being voted on once more by the lower house, which would then send it to the Senate for consideration.