Colombia President Signs Decree Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Colombia President Signs Decree Legalizing Medical Marijuana

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos issued a decree Tuesday to legalize and regulate medical marijuana in the South American country.

Columbia on mapIn a nationally televised address, Santos, a longtime proponent of drug policy reform, announced that it would become fully for companies to legal to grow, sell, import and export marijuana for medical and scientific use.

“This decree allows licenses to be granted for the possession of seeds, cannabis plants and marijuana,” Santos said Tuesday.  “It places Colombia in the…

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