Recreational weed is still prohibited, but that could also change soon.

On Tuesday, Costa Rica joined the growing list of nations allowing medical access to cannabis. The law (Expediente 21.388) also allows for the production and processing of hemp plants, but it does not allow or regulate recreational use. Recreational cannabis remains prohibited in most of Latin America, except Uruguay, which became the first country in the world to legalize adult use in 2013.

Costa Rica joins the following Latin American countries in allowing medical marijuana: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru.

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