With the support of 29 deputies, the bill that allows the cultivation of cannabis was approved. The initiative intends to regulate and allow the...
Mateo Amador, a seven-year-old Costa Rican boy with cerebral palsy, suffered daily epileptic episodes until he started consuming cannabis oil, says his father, who...
Costa Rica has said it supports hemp production, but has expressed reservations with cannabis, claiming it would need to create mechanisms to prevent its recreational use.
Costa Rica could tap into a market worth billions of dollars by legalizing hemp and medical marijuana.
Police reportedly called the girl’s parents and issued a public call for students to avoid anything handed to them in the street (like strange frozen things in plastic bags).
Medical marijuana would only be approved as a "last resort” treatment after all other options have been exhausted, the ministry said.
Latin American countries have been slow to follow Uruguay's lead in legalizing pot. A 2014 survey in Costa Rica found that 53 percent of the population supported the use of medical marijuana.