Colombia Takes a Step Towards Regulating Adult-Use Cannabis Consumption

In the afternoon of Monday, October 9th, the plenary session of the House of Representatives approved a constitutional reform aimed at regulating the consumption of adult-use cannabis in Colombia.

The project, authored by liberal representative Juan Carlos Losada and senator from the Historic Pact, María José Pizarro, seeks to make it legal to buy and sell marijuana in the country because, although it is legal to consume it, it is not permitted to acquire the product. According to the liberal representative, this “is the first step in advancing the failed prohibitionist drug policy.”

Losada has explained on several occasions that a substance that is legal to consume but illegal to acquire “throws a party for the mafias because those who have the right to consume are forced to resort to an illegal market. That makes no sense.”