Security & Strategic Review - December 2021

PANAMA: Medicinal cannabis legalised

On 13 October Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo sanctioned a law approved at the end of August by the 71-member unicameral legislature, regulating the use of medicinal cannabis. Panama has thus become the first country in Central America to take the step, following in the footsteps of at least seven other countries in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay).

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