Guatemala may weigh softer drug punishments in liberalization push

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Guatemalan-President-Otto-Prez-Molina_Photo-credit-UN.org_Guatemala will weigh easing punishments for minor narcotics-related offenses as part of a push to liberalize drug policy and explore regulating production of opium poppies and marijuana for medical use, President Otto Perez said. A government-backed commission delivered an interim report on the president's legalization proposal in September and Perez said the final recommendations should be ready by March or the second quarter of next year.