Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana

Officials went to great lengths to explain that they are not looking to further liberalize recreational use of marijuana
Associated Press (US)
Thursday, November 12, 2015

marihuana-medicinal2Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law. It will regulate regulating everything from licensing for growers to the eventual export of products made from marijuana, Justice Minister Yesid Reyes said.