A municipality in Santiago won government approval to produce cannabis oil for trial use by 200 cancer patients, but minor pot possession still carries stiff penalties in the country.
While police say they will investigate terrorist, possibly anarchist, links to the blast, the man killed early on Thursday was described as a homeless drug addict by his brother.
Prosecutors claim to have "scientific proof" that three suspects bombed a subway station in Santiago, but concerns remain about alleged profiling during the investigation.
The blast — called the worst terrorist attack since Chile's return to democracy in 1990 — created panic and jitters across Santiago.
Chile's indigenous Mapuche people claim that government actions against them are a tool to silence the community over land disputes.
The tensions in the region have occasionally spilled into violence, claiming lives on both sides in a centuries-long battle.
On March 12, Francisco Huenchumilla—governor of the south-central Araucanía region—apologized to the country’s indigenous Mapuche people for “the theft of [their] lands by the state.” But the Mapuche people want more than an apology.