Isabelle Allende Bussi, President of Chile’s Senate, has introduced legislation to legalize the possession, use and private cultivation of recreational cannabis. Senators Fulvio Rossi, Alfonso de Urresti, Carlos Montes, and Juan Pablo Letelier are cosponsors of the motion.
“It is important to legislate on this matter and regarding fundamental rights we must catch up to be a modern and inclusive society”, says Bussi.
Under the proposed law, Chileans will be authorized to cultivate up to three maturing cannabis plants – and will be allowed to possess and use whatever those plants yield – as long as the cannabis is for personal use and not distribution. Cannabis sales, unfortunately, will remain prohibited.
The proposal is expected to be discussed by the nation’s Senate in the coming weeks.