Colombia legalizes medical cannabis

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On June 1, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos signed the medical marijuana law into effect, officially legalizing cannabis for medicinal and scientific research purposes. The signing of the bill marks the latest proof that Colombia, among other South American countries, is bucking conventional repression-based drug policy for a more health-focused approach. With the new laws, Colombia becomes the fourth South American country to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Read more at: http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/06/colombia-becomes-latest-south-american-country-to-legalize-medical-marijuana/