Cannabis in Colombia is illegal for public consumption and commercial sale, but legal for certain medical uses, and personal cultivation and consumption are decriminalized.
In 2015, president Juan Manuel Santos signed legislation allowing cannabis and derivatives for medical uses, and establishing guidelines for dispensaries.
The Colombian government decriminalized the possession of up to 20 grams, and personal cultivation of up to 20 plants, of cannabis.
Colombia legalizes medical cannabis
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes, a dramatic shift in a country long identified with US-backed policies to stamp out drug crops.