Jul 252014
 July 25, 2014

Chile flagThis week the President of the Chilean Senate, Isabelle Allende Bussi, introduced a motion to change Chile’s marijuana laws to allow personal possession, cultivation, and use of marijuana. Other Chilean Senators that support the motion are Fulvio Rossi, Alfonso de Urresti, Carlos Montes, and Juan Palbo Letelier. The Senators in Chile are among a growing group of lawmakers worldwide that want to end failed marijuana prohibition policies and take a new approach to marijuana laws. Per Southern Pacific Review:

Senator Allende said that it was fundamental to move forward on a subject that respects fundamental human rights and individual freedom.

The Senator said, “It is important to legislate on this matter and regarding  fundamental rights we must catch up to be a a modern and inclusive society.”

If approved, the Chilean proposal would legalize up to three plants for personal use. The plants would have to be registered with Chile’s Department of Agriculture. Sales of marijuana would still be prohibited. Large scale traffickers and growers would still be investigated and prosecuted. I hope more countries get on board with reform, and join Uruguay, who legalized marijuana at the end of last year.

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  • downthelaw

    It is good to see marijuana move a little bit forward in a southern state. But I don’t want to see medical marijuana any more. It gets the real problem nowhere. And the real problem is the terrible prohibition on marijuana. Hopefully the south will start to wake up though. Especially Mississippi, where the only federal pot farm is and Ms. will probable be the last state to legalize it. Ms. the most hypocritical state in the country.

    • Ron

      And don’t forget that MS is the poorest state in the country and the one that could most benefit from the added revenue by legalizing MJ.

      • Dusty Relic

        Y’all do realize that Chile is not in Mississippi and in fact is even further south?

        • Ron

          Sorry for the distraction, but I couldn’t resist taking a dig at those Dark Ages states, especially MS. Although Chile is farther “south”, it’s a hell of a lot more enlightened than the “South”. BTW, I lived in MS for many years, so paid my dues and feel free to twist the dagger.

  • mike1188

    I think I’m moving to Chilli. Legalize America .

  • TheEndGameIsNear

    Go Chile!

  • bob3434

    It looks like some countries may be listening to the WHO and other organizations.

  • skoallio

    hurry up and pass it before Kevin Sabet and Patrick Kennedy get there!

  • Dusty Relic

    Legalize it everywhere!

    Legalizenla en todas partes!

  • M.r. Lee

    chile the best

  • Yoda

    Did this ever pass?