Colombia

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05
Sep

The 5 countries most likely to legalize cannabis next

Find out why these are the top contenders for countries most likely to legalize cannabis.

Thirty states already have some form of legal cannabis law. In Canada, recreational cannabis is about to become legal for adult-use coast to coast. While it’s hard to definitively say which countries will follow suit in legalizing cannabis, these five are a safe bet. 

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.

Fri
06
Jul

Canopy Growth unveils new Latin America plan, buys Colombian medical marijuana company

Leading Canadian pot producer Canopy Growth Corp. made several splashy announcements about its operations at home and abroad on Thursday, including a potentially US$150-million-plus plan to target Latin America’s emerging medical marijuana market.

“This isn’t a strategy about more growing that we’ll try to send back to Canada or something like that,” said Mark Zekulin, president and co-CEO of Canopy, during a conference call. “This is about building a Latin American market.”

As part of that plan, Smiths Falls, Ont.-based Canopy unveiled a new subsidiary, Canopy LATAM Corp., that “will advance medical cannabis throughout Latin America,” according to a release.

Fri
04
May

Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade

Tired of living in fear of arrest or running afoul of drug traffickers, Romairo Aguirre is ready to destroy his illegal plantation of 1,500 marijuana bushes in the mountainous Cauca region of southwest Colombia and become legitimate.

Like many of the farmers who grow cannabis near the town of Corinto, Aguirre hopes President Juan Manuel Santos’ plan to turn Colombia into a major producer of medical marijuana means he can find work from one of a dozen companies launching in the South American nation.

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.

Fri
26
Jan

5 Facts about how Cannabis was used in the 1970s

Marijuana is the oldest known psychoactive drug consumed for thousands of years, well into the 19th century and now, the 21st century, writes Morgan Roger. The 19th century was a significant time for cannabis because more people became aware of the plant and all of its properties.

During the 1960s, cannabis use increased with the rise of the counterculture, which encouraged a revolution of social norms in drugs. This marijuana use and popularity continued into the 1970s, when people smoked “hippie weed”.

Fri
12
Jan

Colombia aims to become global export leader in medicinal marijuana in 2018

Colombia could supply 44% of the global demand for medicinal marijuana in 2018 after the board of directors of the country’s Drug Control Fund authorized the harvest of 40,5 tons of this plant for export-only proposes.

Thu
28
Sep

Khiron Life Sciences has been granted Colombia's initial cultivation license for medical marijuana

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Khiron Colombia SAS, has been granted the first licence ever issued by the Ministry of Justice for the cultivation of medical cannabis in Colombia.

The granting of this licence positions the Company as the first grower of low tetrahydrocannabinol medical cannabis in the country, and enables the Company to produce low THC based extracts for domestic and international consumption.

The Company currently has two additional licence applications pending approval by the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health, and anticipates the issuance of these licences in the near term. These licences would enable the cultivation of high THC based cannabis and production of high THC based cannabis extracts.

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.

Wed
21
Jun

Canadian Company PharmaCielo Ltd Could Be the First to Grow Legal Pot in Colombia

If illicit pot plants flourishing covertly in the Colombian countryside represent the marijuana industry’s past, then Canada’s commercial-scale medical licensing system represents its future.

PharmaCielo Ltd., a privately held medical marijuana producer with global ambitions, is hoping to capitalize on both those traditions.

The company, which has board members from U.S. big tobacco and big pharma, is headquartered in Canada — a decision made due to this country’s sophisticated medical cannabis regulations, friendly financial markets and growing base of accountants, lawyers and bankers with cannabis expertise.

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