Maker42 wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2018 2:03 pm
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Tue May 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Maker42 wrote: ↑
Tue May 15, 2018 8:13 pm
I suggest switching to cannabis for pain management. In my experience, it's more effective than opium based pain killers, not harmful like opiates, and non-addictive. Probably vaping is better than smoking. Once the oils pass the smoke point temperature, carcinogenic compounds are formed. The only drawback is that you have to grow it yourself in Chile.
Which if you are caught in chile and are lucky, will just get you thrown out of the country.
I've read that personal use and possession has been decriminalized. Is this mistaken?
https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/chi ... uana-laws/
I open up the news paper this morning and there are the pacos with a table full of siezed marjuina. If they legalized it, seems the police sure did npt get the memo.
That article is complete bullshit.
Yea i keep having this argument more and more with gringos being told by chileans or reading in the international press that are supporting the pro-pot legalization movment, that it is legal. It is not legal.
My favorite was the call we got from an officer in OS-9 (chilean swatt team). He had a gringo in custody at a bust that did not speak spanish. The gringo had our phone number for some reason, and gave it to the officer to call us.
So my wife gets on the phone and talks to the gringo. Gringo is telling us that it was just for medical reasons and that his chilean friends all told him it was legal.
So my wife goes in to criminal defense lawyer mode, even though she does not do criminal defense work. The guy was not going to find another english speaking attorney in the next 5 mins, and she told him he would have to find another attorney ASAP that handled criminal defense work.
There is one free lunch in criminal defense work, and every good attorney knows it. It is convincing the arresting officer not to book the suspect. After that everything gets way way more complicated. It is a one shot deal, that only happens in a few hours after the arrest.
So my wife is going on and on to the officer about how he did not know, it was all a big misunderstanding, it was just for personal medical use, the guy had back pain, bla, bla, bla.
The officer stops my wife and says, "mam, i don't think you are understanding the scale we are talking about here. We are at 50 large 2 meter tall plants and still counting, in a fullsize industrial greenhouse."
My wife told the officer to put the gringo back on the phone, and she told the gringo just coperate with whatever the police ask for.
But all that time, this guy is insisting on argueging with us about how medical marijuana is legal in chile and they can not do this.
Guess what? Marijuana is illegal in chile. The guys with body armor and automatic weapons kicking in the door might be some sort of hint that it might not be very legal. At the very least it is not worth getting accidentally shot over if it is all just a big misunderstanding as the gringo was claiming.
Needless to say that gringo is no longer in chile, and will not be back anytime soon. He had to sell everything including his property, house, cars, etc at firesale prices. The prosecutors were sufficiently kind to offer to let him leave the country for good and never come back. Couple months later immigration officially cancelled his perment residency, and he is flagged at the boarder to never be allowed in the country again.
It is not legal. You can not grow it. You can not move it. You can sell it. You can not posses it. There is no "legal" allowance for medical reasons in chile.
The bullshit that is going on with the cities growing it is simply a political protest of one part of the goverment producing it in hopes that it will add pressure for the legalizatiin nationaly. Basically one portion of the goverment is politly ignoring another part of the goverment's illegal activities. It is like certain cities dont enforce building permits or water rights or parking, either. That could all change with the political winds.
As a foreigner, you are not equiped to step in to that political dog fight, and if you did, it would likly not be very helpful to the legalization movement.
Stop and think about the neighborhood chile has had to deal with for the last 50 or 60 years. What were all the foreigners involved with drugs doing in chile?
There are whole lot of laws and policies that are still very high priority related to drugs in chile, that were targeted at foreigners and the drug cartels.
I had some gringo the other day asking about investing in a medical marijuana buisness in chile. Just sending a wire or transfering money to the company was a mountain of fellonies. The law does not distiguish between hippy stoners and cocain drug cartels.
But again, they insisted on argeuing with me about it.
People use to call my father up from jail, that was a criminal defense lawyer in the states, and ask, "they cant throw me jail can they"?
My father would ask, "where are you calling from"?
Guess they can.