Pharmacies in Santiago, Chile started selling medical marijuana this week.
Medical marijuana was legalized in Chile in 2015, Reuters reports. Till now, patients in Chile had been importing their medical marijuana or obtaining it from a charity-based farm.
Tilray, a Canadian marijuana producer, has partnered with Chilean-licensed Alef Biotechnology to provide marijuana in Chile. The average cost will be about $300 for a month supply of marijuana.
Roberto Roizman of Alef said, “By importing Tilray’s medical cannabis products to Chile, we intend to ease the suffering of those in need by offering pure, precise and predictable medical cannabis products.”
The Chilean Congress hasn’t decided whether it will let patients grow their own medical marijuana.