Colombia legalizes 'medical marijuana'

Colombia legalizes 'medical marijuana'

World December 22, 2015 22:49

BOGOTA - Colombia Tuesday marijuana, if it is only medical or scientific use, legalized. President Juan Manuel Santos and the Minister of Health, Alejandro Gaviria, have together signed this decree, reported Colombian media.

A special Drugs Council is working with the Ministry of Health to determine who or which institution should investigate weed, cultivate, use, distribute, sell or export. As a stimulant, cannabis offense in the South American country.

Santos stressed at the ceremony that this in no way detract from the efforts of the country to combat illegal drugs and prosecute drug traffickers. The country has been struggling for decades to drug crime around the production and transit of cocaine. Which is mainly since 2000 with American assistance billion tackled decisively.

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