Date: Sat, 18 Mar 1995 15:10:49 -0500 (EST) From: Richard Evans
Subject: S. America Laws On Marijuana (fwd) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: From: Cemail@example.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: ------ ARGENTINA: No jail or fine for possession; users usually must undergo court-supervised rehabilitation. ------ BOLIVIA: Possession illegal. No move to decriminalize. ------ BRAZIL: Possession illegal. Attorney general proposes to end jail and fines, substituting mandatory rehabilitation for users. ------ CHILE: Possession illegal. Weak support for decriminalizing, but no formal proposal to change law. ------ COLOMBIA: Possession of small quantities of all drugs legal; permitted "personal dose'' for marijuana is 20 grams. ------ ECUADOR: Possession illegal. No move to decriminalize. ------ PARAGUAY: Possession illegal. No move to decriminalize. ------ PERU: Possession of small amounts legal; judges decide what constitutes "personal'' amount. ------ URUGUAY: Possession for personal use not penalized; law does not specify quantity for "personal'' amount. ------ VENEZUELA: Possession of up to 20 grams not punished; users must go through drug treatment program. --
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