Latin America’s Largest Medical Cannabis Farm Launched in Chile


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According to the Daya Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes alternative therapies, the largest medical cannabis farm in Latin America was officially launched on Jan. 18, 2016.

With more than 6,000 plants, the farm, located in Quinamávida, Colbún, in the Maule Region of Chile, is slated to supply medical cannabis to 4,000 patients who suffer from cancer and epilepsy.

“This project is to ensure a basic right, that is access to health. We believe it is an ethical imperative to democratize access to cannabis,” said Ana Maria Gazmuri, Executive Director of the Daya Foundation.

“We need profound changes, and this project gives hope to many people,” said Fernando San Roman, Mayor of Tocopilla.

According to Leaf Science, the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture granted the Daya Foundation permission to cultivate medical cannabis on Sept. 8, 2014.

Caroline Cahill was the Managing Editor of MJINews from June 2014 through February 2018. She earned her BA in Communications from College of Charleston and her MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. You can follow her on Twitter @CtheresaC.

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