The Chilean authorities have approved the first marijuana farm for medical and research purposes in the capital city of Santiago.
The initiative, presented May 23 before Chile’s Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), was to produce cannabis oil for use in the treatment of cancer patients.
In Chile, marijuana use is not against the law, but sale and cultivation of the psychoactive drug is prohibited.
However, for some time the government has been open to the possibility of giving broader authorization for its medicinal use.
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