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  1. Chile plants cannabis for medicinal use

    29 October 2014
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    In most countries in the world, if you asked the local authorities for permission to grow 750 cannabis plants in a residential area of the capital city, you would probably end up in trouble.

  2. The path to legalizing marijuana in Chile

    19 April 2015
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    Chile’s Congressional Health Committee approved a bill that would modify the country’s current drug law, known as Law 20,000.

  3. Chile takes step toward cannabis decriminalisation

    08 July 2015
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    Chile has taken a step forward in decriminalising the use of cannabis after the lower house of congress approved by a wide margin a bill that seeks to change the law.

  4. Chile opens debate on marijuana bill

    07 April 2015
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    Chile's congressional health committee approved a bill that would legalize the cultivation of marijuana for private recreational or medicinal use, sending it to the floor for a full debate.

  5. Chilean senator's confession heats debate on legalising marijuana

    26 July 2012
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    Marijuana remains an illegal substance in Chile, but there are a growing number of shops in the country which sell cannabis products. A recent admission by Senator Fulvio Rossi that he occasionally smokes the drug has heated the debate over whether the drug should be legalised.

  6. Conservatives seek punishment for drug-using politicians in Chile

    29 July 2012
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    In the face of a renewed discussion on the possible decriminalization of marijuana in Chile, conservative politicians called for the revival of a constitutional reform bill Sunday that would punish politicians for illegal drug use. The bill, first approved in the Senate in September 2004, would remove politicians from holding a public office if they use illegal drugs.

  7. Chilean president signs drug prevention law into effect

    12 August 2012
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    President Sebastián Piñera signed the new Drug and Alcohol Prevention Act into law on Monday, which sets up an educational program to warn schoolchildren against the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The president took the opportunity to break his silence over the renewed debate over drug decriminalization, taking a decidedly anti-decriminalization stance. "At a time when some are promoting the legalization of drugs, this administration is committed to fighting against it, not only for children but also the entire population," Piñera told reporters.

  8. Drug policy reform getting closer in Chile

    23 September 2014
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    Latin American countries continue to demonstrate courage and vision regarding drug policy.