March 9, 2017

Bolivia's approves new bill expanding legal Coca production



In Bolivia, a controversial new law has been enacted to boost the production of coca - the plant used to make cocaine.

President Evo Morales says more coca is needed for traditional use. He says the new law will also empower Bolivians to clamp down on the plant's illicit use.

Al Jazeera’s Mereana Hond reports.

Al Jazeera

Related,
Morales: Coca leaf won battle with US with law increasing cropland in Bolivia - EFE
‘Historic day’: Bolivia doubles coca cultivation land, burying law against ‘demonized’ plant (video) - RT

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