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Chile to grow 'medicinal' cannabis

Authorities in Chile have started planting 850 cannabis seeds on a plot of land in the capital Santiago as part of a health project.

The cannabis will be harvested next April and turned into an oil which will be used as a painkiller for 200 cancer patients.

It is the first project of its kind with state backing anywhere in Latin America.

Ben Bland reports.

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