Marijuana is no longer considered a ‘hard drug’ in Chile

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The President of Chile, Verónica Michelle Bach...
The President of Chile, Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria. September 18th, 2009: Chile’s Independence Day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet released a document to the Associated Press Friday announcing that marijuana will be removed from the list of ‘hard drugs’ in Chile, according to the Eagle-Tribune.

The decree will also allow pharmacies to sell medicine derived from cannabis. A Chilean municipality has been testing the effects of marijuana on cancer patients. The research project began in October 2014, and will continue if it proves to be successful.


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