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Paraguay President Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

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The country of Paraguay, the leading cannabis producer in South America, legalized the plant for medical and research purposes this week.

President Horacio Cartes signed the bill into law Tuesday, establishing a framework to regulate the production of marijuana in the country of 6.8 million. The country’s Senate approved the measure in early December.

One important piece of the legalization is it requires cannabis be removed from Paraguay’s list of dangerous drugs. While personal cultivation of the plant is still illegal, there will be regulated local production.

Additionally, the law creates a pathway to expanded research of the plant. Patients will be able to receive medicine at no charge if they lend a hand in furthering that very research, as Paraguay will provide free CBD and other medical marijuana products to study volunteers.

All patients participating in Paraguay’s medical marijuana program will have to be documented by the National Mandatory Registry of Users of Products Derived, overseen by the Ministry of Public Health.

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  1. Susan aka MamaBudz (original) on

    This is why I moved to South America from the USA. I live in a country where it is decriminalized but not yet legalized, so we have a few steps more but Ecuador has been my home now for almost 10 years. part of the reason I live here is access to my medication of choice without the fear of reprisal from the law enforcement community or the old school medical community, It helps i you use marijuana for anxiety that the act of using it does not itself cause anxiety.

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