Chile president: Marijuana no longer on ‘hard drug’ list

Chile is joining an international trend of easing restrictions on marijuana for medical or personal use
The Washington Post (US)
Friday, December 4, 2015

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree that removes marijuana from the country’s list of hard drugs. The decree also authorizes the sale of cannabis-derived medicines at pharmacies. Planting, selling and transporting marijuana remains illegal in Chile and carries prison terms of 5-10 years. But Congress is expected to soon debate wider changes to Chile’s drug law.