A reader wrote me and asked "if Panama is considering allowing expats to use marijuana for medical purposes."
As it turns out, legislation to allow that is currently in the National Assembly. Many doubt that it will pass the first time around, but we really do not know since this has not been proposed "officially" before. Early next year, we will see.
I also mentioned that whatever decision was made, it would be for all citizens and residents, not simply expats. Residents are treated the same as citizens in most legal matters, but "expats" have no special status.