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Legal Coca Farming

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For the past two years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has shifted drug policy in Bolivia toward a...

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Bolivian President Evo Morales says he's committed to fighting cocaine production and trafficking in his country. Three years ago, he instituted a drug program called "Coca si, cocaine no." That means it's illegal to make cocaine -- but farmers are allowed to grow the coca plant, the basis of cocaine, for traditional uses such as chewing or making tea.

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