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The struggle and persistence of patients, their relatives and supporters eventually paid off. The Peruvian Congress finally recognized the medicinal properties of cannabis and made the medical and therapeutic usage of marijuana legal in Peru.
Since ancient times the cultivation of coca leaves (the raw material required to make cocaine) has a cultural and social significance for the indigenous people of Peru. Until today the stimulant effects of the coca leaf are used for medical purposes and in traditional religious ceremonies.
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel health preparation might be wise to stay well and fit during your travels. To help you to prepare for your Peru trip and provide an overview of the medical situation in the country, we compiled some general health information and medical advice.