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Peru and its relationship with marijuana in 2020

In recent years, marijuana legalisation has been a topic of discussion around the world, and Peru is no exception.

Since 2020, Peru has implemented policies allowing the medicinal and therapeutic use of marijuana, but what is the current situation in Peru regarding marijuana?

In this article, we will explore Peru's relationship with marijuana from 2020 onwards.

Is marijuana legal to use in Peru?

Laws and regulations

In Peru, marijuana is a controlled substance, which means that its use, sale and possession are regulated by law. In 2020, Peru passed a law allowing the medicinal and therapeutic use of marijuana, as long as certain requirements are met. The law also allows the production of marijuana derivatives for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.

Peru has made progress in legalising medical and therapeutic marijuana since 2020, allowing its use under certain conditions and requirements. However, recreational use of marijuana remains illegal and illegal cultivation continues to be a problem in some areas of the country.

Recreational use

Despite the legalisation of medical and therapeutic use of marijuana, recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in Peru. Possession and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes can result in a fine or even imprisonment.

Medical marijuana in Peru

How to obtain medical marijuana

To obtain medical marijuana in Peru, one must have a medical prescription issued by a doctor duly registered with the Ministry of Health. The patient must also be registered in the National Programme for the Medicinal Use of Cannabis and its Derivatives (PNUMC).

Uses of medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is used in Peru to treat various diseases and ailments, such as epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, among others.

Marijuana cultivation in Peru

Marijuana production and export

Peru is one of the countries with the largest marijuana production in Latin America. The production and export of marijuana is illegal in Peru, except for the production of marijuana derivatives for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, which are regulated by law.

Illegal marijuana cultivation

Despite the illegality of marijuana cultivation, illegal cultivation remains a reality in Peru. Many illegal growers operate in rural and remote areas, where state presence is limited.

Conclusions

Peru has made progress in legalising medical and therapeutic marijuana since 2020, allowing its use under certain conditions and requirements. However, recreational use of marijuana remains illegal and illegal cultivation continues to be a problem in some areas of the country.

Frequently asked questions

Is medical marijuana safe to use in Peru?

Yes, the use of medical marijuana in Peru is safe as long as it is obtained legally and the doctor's instructions are followed.

What diseases or ailments can be treated with medical marijuana in Peru?

Medical marijuana in Peru is used to treat various diseases and ailments, such as epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, among others.

What are the requirements to obtain medical marijuana in Peru?

To obtain medical marijuana in Peru, you must have a medical prescription issued by a doctor registered with the Ministry of Health, and be registered in the National Programme for the Medical Use of Cannabis and its Derivatives (PNUMC).

Can I export medical marijuana from Peru?

The export of medical marijuana from Peru is illegal, with the exception of the export of marijuana derivatives for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, which are regulated by law.

What penalties do I face if I am caught growing marijuana illegally in Peru?

Illegal cultivation of marijuana in Peru is prohibited and can result in criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

Are there plans to legalise recreational marijuana use in Peru?

So far, there are no plans to legalise the recreational use of marijuana in Peru. However, this could change in the future if public and political opinion evolves in this direction.


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