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Peru legalises medical marijuana in move spurred by mother's home lab

Proposal to decriminalise the drug came after police raided a makeshift laboratory where a group of women made cannabis oil for their sick children
A woman gives a child a marijuana oil to soothe the symptoms of a disease during a protest in support of legal medical marijuana in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Lawmakers in Peru have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to legalise medical marijuana, allowing cannabis oil to be locally produced, imported and sold.

With a vote of 68-5, Peru’s Congress approved the bill which will be written into law in 60 days,

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