Cannabis in Peru is illegal for recreational use, but possession is decriminalized by Art. 299 of the Criminal Code, and cannabis oil was legalized for medical purposes in 2017.

Enforcement[edit]

Possession of under 8 grams is considered personal use and it is not punished.[1][2][3][4]

Cultivation, production or sale is punished with 8 to 15 years in prison.[5][6]

Medical cannabis[edit]

In 2017, the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced a plan to legalize medical cannabis in Peru. The announcement followed a raid in Lima, in which police shut down an operation which produced cannabis medicines for 80 members whose children suffered from epilepsy and other ailments.[7] Later that year, by a vote of 68 to 5, Peru's congress legalized cannabis oil for medical use.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Modificando el Código Penal en materia de Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas". Instituto de Defensa Legal – Seguridad Ciudadana. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15.
  2. ^ "Ley Nº 28002" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  3. ^ "Código Penal. Decreto Legislativo Nº 635".
  4. ^ Manuel Vigo. "Peru rules out proposals to legalize marijuana". Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Legalización de la marihuana en Perú a debate". Peru21. 19 July 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ TNI. "Peru - Drug Law Reform in Latin America". Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  7. ^ Peru's government proposes to legalise medical marijuana | The Independent
  8. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/medical-marijuana-legal-peru-parliament-politicians-south-america-cannabis-oil-a8012976.html