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Date: Sat, 18 Mar 1995 15:10:49 -0500 (EST)
From: Richard Evans 
Subject: S. America Laws On Marijuana (fwd)
To: drctalk-l@netcom.com
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From: C-ap@clarinet.com (The Associated Press)
Newsgroups: clari.news.drugs,clari.world.americas.south,clari.tw.health
Copyright: 1995 by The Associated Press, R
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 95 9:10:18 PST
 
	Laws on possessing marijuana for personal use in South America:
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	ARGENTINA: No jail or fine for possession; users usually must
undergo court-supervised rehabilitation.
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	BOLIVIA: Possession illegal. No move to decriminalize.
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	BRAZIL: Possession illegal. Attorney general proposes to end
jail and fines, substituting mandatory rehabilitation for users.
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	CHILE: Possession illegal. Weak support for decriminalizing, but
no formal proposal to change law.
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	COLOMBIA: Possession of small quantities of all drugs legal;
permitted "personal dose'' for marijuana is 20 grams.
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	ECUADOR: Possession illegal. No move to decriminalize.
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	PARAGUAY: Possession illegal. No move to decriminalize.
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	PERU: Possession of small amounts legal; judges decide what
constitutes "personal'' amount.
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	URUGUAY: Possession for personal use not penalized; law does not
specify quantity for "personal'' amount.
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	VENEZUELA: Possession of up to 20 grams not punished; users must
go through drug treatment program.
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