Cannabis in Peru is not illegal for recreational use, possession for own consumption is also decriminalized by the Criminal Code and medical cannabis was legalized in 2017.
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. Later that year, by a vote of 68 to 5, Peru's congress legalized cannabis oil for medical use.
In June 2021, Cannabis & Co. opened the first legal dispensary in Peru for the sale of medicinal marijuana after obtaining signed consent (permits) from the following four Peruvian government entities:
- General Directorate of Medicines
- Supplies and Drugs (Digemid)
- Ministry of Health (Minsa)
- Anti-Drug Directorate of the National Police
For the grand opening, Cannabis & Co. registered three Cannabis brands from three different countries; Futura Farms (Peru), Epifractan (Uruguay), and Cannabidiol Life (United States).
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