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Costa Rica's president makes good on promise of draft marijuana law

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Costa Rica's president has made good on a promise he made in August to bring recreational marijuana legislation to the Central American country's legislative assembly. President Rodrigo Chávez unveiled a draft law Wednesday that, if passed, would lay the legal foundation for the production and sale of marijuana for adult use, the Associated Press reported. Chavez said the consequences of marijuana prohibition are that "criminal gangs, gangs and drug dealers" are making money at the expense of consumer integrity. So far, only Uruguay and Canada have recreational marijuana laws and regulations on the books to promote the development of the adult cannabis industry. Several other countries are in the process of legalizing marijuana, including Mexico and Germany. Earlier this year, Costa Rica approved a law allowing the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana. Chavez has previously said his government is working on regulations for medical marijuana and industrial marijuana cultivation.


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