Chilean President Michelle Bachelet approved a pro-marijuana bill which will remove marijuana from Chile’s list of hard drugs.
The new bill will also allow that “pharmaceutical products which contain cannabis, cannabis resin, extracts and colorants can be sold to the public in pharmacies or laboratories providing they have been submitted to tests.”
Marijuana consumption has been decriminalized in Chile for some time; however, anyone growing, selling or transporting marijuana still faced large prison sentences.
By easing their laws on marijuana for medical or personal use, Chile is joining a pro-marijuana trend by governments around the world. Recently, countries such as Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay have also revised their marijuana laws.