The President of Chile Michelle Bachelet signed a decree on the exclusion of marijuana from the list of hard drugs and allow the sale of drugs, including marijuana.
AP notes that the cultivation, sale and transportation of marijuana remains in Chile banned. For this infraction are punishable by imprisonment from five to ten years.
In 2014, the government established the plantation on marijuana cultivation for the production of painkillers for cancer patients. The first crop should be harvested in April 2016.
However, the Chilean Parliament is going to discuss more extensive amendments to the legislation on narcotic substances.