By Zach Dyer for Tico Times. Medical marijuana advocates made their case at the Legislative Assembly in San José, an Alajuela lawyer got off the hook for growing pot on his roof, and the Public Security Ministry announced a two-metric-ton marijuana seizure in Limón.

Gerald Murray, director of the Costa Rica Medical Cannabis Movement, testified during a legislative commission in favor of medical marijuana, but called for even broader provisions to the medical marijuana bill currently being studied by lawmakers.

Ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) lawmaker Marvin Atencio presented a bill in August 2014 that would legalize the growing, processing and sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use. Costa Rica would be the first country in Central America to legalize medical marijuana if lawmakers decide to pass the proposal.

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