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Are weeds authorized in Paraguay?

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Paraguay is one of only two landlocked countries in South America. It is one of the poorest nations on the continent, which is why the price of weeds is very cheap for travelers. Weeds are not legal in Paraguay, but the land has decriminalized possession for personal use. Paraguay is also one of the largest cannabis producers on the continent. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see or smell weeds in the larger cities. Indeed, Paraguay was at its peak produces around 9% of the world’s weeds. Let’s examine Paraguay’s cannabis laws and the general cannabis climate in the country.

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Paraguay has legal medicinal weeds

Although the law was passed in 2017, Paraguay didn’t start issuing its first licenses until 2020. Most of this medicinal marijuana is exported. However, according to Marijuana Business Daily, manufacturers must donate 2% of total production to the state. The state would then distribute this to qualified patients for free.

Paraguay weed laws

In 1988 Paraguay decriminalized the possession of weeds for personal use. This is assuming the amount is no more than 10 gramsand in fact it is for personal use only.

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If you are a tourist or traveler with Paraguay on your itinerary, just stick to less than 10 grams. Of course the safest amount is 0 grams so don’t blame us if you get in trouble.

What’s next for Paraguay?

Paraguay seems to be relatively cold about weeds. But don’t confuse Paraguay with Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize weeds. If you light up in public, even in larger cities like Asuncion, you are most likely to get a lot of looks.

Paraguay is one of the last South American countries to legalize medical cannabis, and there are few countries on the continent that have not yet taken this step. In general, the trend for cannabis on the continent is towards legalization, but for a law to go into effect we will have to wait for recreational legalization to complete.

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