Chile

Mon
20
Aug

Canada just became the second nation to legalize marijuana. Here are all the top countries for progressive drug policy reform

Canada recently became the second country — and the first Group of Seven country — to legalize marijuana for adults. As cultural attitudes change, governments around the world are looking to update their policies on drugs more generally.

Uruguay, a small nation of around 3 million people in South America, set a global precedent when former president Jose Mujica signed a law to legalize marijuana in December of 2013.

Mon
29
Jan

South America grants licenses to grow medical marijuana

2017 will go down on history as one of the most progressive years for the global cannabis community. While there is still a long way to go, the legalisation wave, particularly in the medical field, has reached a large number of parliaments around the world.

And of course this also applies to South America, where many countries have pushed the legalisation debate onto their parliaments’ agenda, with Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Mexico having decriminalised the use of medical cannabis and Uruguay emerging as the only country to have legalised both medical and recreational uses.

Wed
02
Aug

Why Will Europe Be Slow in Legalising Medical Cannabis

Drug policy usually moves like an iceberg: slowly. And while and it can be hard to turn, sometimes it changes course in an unexpected direction. In the case of cannabis or marijuana, it may be picking up speed, but there are rough waters ahead.

Fri
07
Jul

What's The Best Model For Ending Cannabis Prohibition?

The calls for cannabis laws to be relaxed are growing ever louder, and while many countries have either decriminalised or legalised marijuana in recent years, there is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding how to make the transition to a post-prohibition world.

As such, there remains a pressing need for a thorough analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of the various models currently in place across the globe – as well as some that no one has been brave enough to try yet.

Decriminalisation

Tue
23
May

Chileans Grow Own Medical Marijuana as Weed Ban Loosens

Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant.

In 2015, Chile legalized the use of medical marijuana, following a wave of other Latin American nations that are slowly making the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of cannabis easier.

Earlier in May, pharmacies in the capital city of Santiago began selling cannabis-based medicines, the first time such treatments have been offered by drugstores in Latin America.

Boosters of the plant are making sure Chileans with chronic pain have the know-how to grow marijuana, even as doing so occupies a legal gray area.

Tue
16
May

Canadian Weed Producers Will Dominate the Global Marijuana Market

“First-mover advantage.” Why Canadian weed producers will dominate the global marijuana market.

In marketing strategy, there’s a term called “first-mover advantage”. It’s when a few key players in a particular industry gain an advantage because they entered into the marketplace first. These companies are able to establish strong brand recognition, shore up the best sources of funding, and build a loyal customer base simply because there aren’t any competitors in the way during their first few years of operation. 

Wed
10
May

Tilray Medical Cannabis Products Now Available In Chilean Pharmacies

Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that initial shipments of the company’s medical cannabis products have arrived in Chile, where they are now available for authorized patients to access. The products are initially available at select pharmacies in Santiago. This marks the first time a North American cannabis producer has successfully distributed full-spectrum cannabis-based medicines to patients through pharmacies in the Americas.

Wed
19
Apr

Zelda Therapeutics Expands Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial in Chile

The company will expand its clinical research to include autism.

Zelda Therapeutics (ASX:ZLD) has expanded its medical cannabis clinical trial program in Chile to include autism, which is expected to commence in the second half of 2017.

Autism is a lifelong development disability characterized by impairments in social communication and interactions.

The global market for autism diagnosis and treatments is expected to grow to US$412.7 million by 2019.

Wed
12
Apr

AusCann Group Holdings Harvesting First Crop in Chile

Joint venture company DayaCann is currently harvesting in Chile.

AusCann Group Holdings (ASX:AC8) is in the process of harvesting its first medical cannabis crop located in Chile.

The crop was planted by the DayaCann joint venture, of which AusCann holds 50:50 with Fundacion Daya.

The large open greenhouse grown plants include various strains that have been selected for specific medical usage.

Tue
28
Feb

People in Latin America Are Starting to Turn Against Outlawing Marijuana

Attitudes in Latin America are shifting away from supporting prohibitionist policies, but they are far from consensus and the policy implications are unclear.

Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to researchers in Chile and the UK.

A study published the International Journal of Drug Policy found that, in some parts of the region, more than 40% of respondents supported legalizing the drug, while in other, more conservative areas, support remained minimal.

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