Argentina gives green light to use of medicinal marijuana

Legal change guarantees certain patients access to cannabis oil, but homegrown pot still illegal
El País (Spain)
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Argentinean Senate has passed a bill making medicinal marijuana legal, in line with other Latin American countries such as Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Chile. A unanimous 58-0 vote guarantees patient access to cannabis oil and lifts the ban on importing the plant. While the new ruling authorizes the production and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, cultivating it yourself remains a crime with offenders facing up to 15 years in jail. In other words, nothing has changed in this respect while those providing the raw material are still in the same position.