Cannabis in Peru

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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][8] Later that year, by a vote of 68 to 5, Peru’s congress legalized cannabis oil for medical use.[9]

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