Cannabis in Chile is illegal for all production and public consumption, though private at-home consumption is allowed, but is widely consumed, with the highest per-capita use in Latin America. In 2014 Chile began clinical trials on medical marijuana, and in 2015 a decriminalization bill successfully passed the lower house of the Chilean Congress.Improve information
In 2014, cultivators with federal permission began planting cannabis in Chile, including a location in Santiago to produce oil for cancer patients.
Chile also has an earlier than average age of first cannabis usage, at age 12 compared to the global average of 14-15.
Chile decriminalized cannabis
Chile took a step forward in decriminalizing the use of cannabis on Tuesday after the lower house of Congress approved by a wide margin a bill that seeks to change the law in the South American country