APR 2018 - PERU (LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: NEW LEADERS IN MEDICINAL CANNABIS REFORM)
In October 2017, Peru
approved its ‘Law regulating the medicinal and therapeutic use of
cannabis and its derivatives’,69 which was signed by President
Pablo Kuczynski on 16th November.70 The law introduces the use of
registries for the various groups who wish to access cannabis (i.e.
patients, importers, research entities and public entities), and a
system of government licences for research, importation,
commercialisation and production. It is worth noting that the country
has recognised the benefits of cannabis for the treatment of symptoms
caused by diseases such as cancer or multiple sclerosis. However, the
regulatory regime that will ensure legal access to the substance
remains to be clarified.
Aguilar, Víctor Gutiérrez, Lisa Sánchez, Marie Nougier, Medicinal
cannabis policies and practices around the world, International Drug
Policy Consortium, April 2018