Colombia legalizes the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal use

  • Ines Cano administers medical marijuana to her daughter Luna Valentina (L) at their home in Medellin on November 25, 2015; Valentina, 12, was born with refractory epilepsy and uses cannabis to calm her seizures.

    Agnes
    at home in Medellin on November 25, 2015; Valentina, 12, was born
    with refractory epilepsy and uses cannabis to calm their attacks. |
    Photo: AFP

By Telesur

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The Senate of Colombia
It approved a bill on Wednesday that legalizes the use and cultivation
marijuana for medical purposes, which is the fourth in Latin America
country to loosen its marijuana laws.

The bill, which must still be approved by the Constitutional Court
and signed by President Juan Manuel Santos, will replace an existing
decree issued by the president in December.

The bill was
promoted by Senator Juan Manuel Galan, who said in his Twitter account
that he considered it a “historic day” and a victory for patients.

Galán also shared a video with a family that promoted the legalization of medical marijuana.

“I am very happy because we were waiting for this for a long time. I
were in need of this law, “said Natalia Tangarife, whose son
benefit from health care marijuana.

Growers can
request certificates from the National Narcotics and need
detail its business plan and comply with strict regulations.

legalization
of medical marijuana in Colombia is the latest departure from the
Hardline “war on drugs” throughout the region defended by Washington.

The country earlier decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana and cocaine for personal use in 2012.

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