New Law Against Drug Trafficking Allows Medical Cannabis Use In Chile

By Javier Hasse, Benzinga on May 25, 2023

This week, the Chilean Official Gazette published the long-awaited Law 21,575 against Drug Trafficking, also known as the Anti-Narcotics Law (Ley Antinarco), a legal modification that seeks to strengthen the fight against organized crime and regulate the management of assets confiscated in said crimes. Promulgated two weeks ago by President Gabriel Boric, the new law also stands out for its effort to strengthen rehabilitation and social reintegration institutions, a crucial step to dismantle the infrastructure of drug trafficking.

The law is made up of six articles and two transitory ones, all intended to adjust the regulations of the Drug Law to the new regulations. These updates, as stipulated, must be made within three months of their publication, that is, before November 23, 2023.

One of the most significant changes is the incorporation of a subsection in Article 8 of the current Law 20,000, which allows justifying the cultivation of cannabis with the presentation of a medical prescription.

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