Colombia's President Santos legalises use of medical marijuana

The new legislation presents an opportunity to promote scientific research in Colombia, Santos said in a televised address on Tuesday.

Colombia’s president has signed a decree fully legalising medical marijuana in a shift away from preventing drug crop production. Since then, Santos has pledged to give land to farmers who choose to give up coca cultivation instead of spraying.

Marijuana can now be cultivated, exported, imported and commercialized for “strictly medical and scientific” uses, the decree said.

The use of medical marijuana fell…

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Click Here to Continue Reading Article…