A medical marijuana farm in the conservative country of Chile

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A cannabis farm in Chile is growing marijuana to medicate. And in some cases it’s proving to be a miracle remedy. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports on a legally-approved Chilean plantation that grows medical cannabis for therapeutic uses.

In Latin America, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico are the countries that have made the biggest efforts to legalize the personal use of marijuana. But in Chile, the debate over the drug for medicinal purposes is getting more and more forceful.

Chile and Uruguay are among the countries that are hosting large medical conferences in the coming months. They aim to explore the scientific and legal implications of the increasingly widespread use of medicinal marijuana.

Watch Harris Whitbeck’s report from Santiago and meet some people whose lives have been changed by marijuana therapy.

A medical marijuana farm in the conservative country of Chile

A medical marijuana farm in the conservative country of Chile

A cannabis farm in Chile is growing marijuana to medicate. And in some cases it's proving to be a miracle remedy. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports on a legally-approved Chilean plantation that grows medical cannabis for therapeutic uses. In Latin America, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico are the countries that have made the biggest efforts to legalize the personal use of marijuana. But in Chile, the debate over the drug for medicinal purposes is getting more and more forceful. Chile and Uruguay are among the countries that are hosting large medical conferences in the coming months. They aim to explore the scientific and legal implications of the increasingly widespread use of medicinal marijuana. Watch Harris Whitbeck’s report from Santiago and meet some people whose lives have been changed by marijuana therapy.