Colombia

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.

Mon
19
Jun

Could legalizing marijuana eradicate violent crime in South America?

Witnessing the incredible output of Colombian drug makers is a highlight of the Netflix series Narcos. It boggles the mind trying to fathom how much cocaine Pablo Escobar and rival crews carried across American borders. And when it comes to drugs America has long provided a captive and willing market... be they pharmaceuticals or illicit substances. 

Fri
10
Mar

After Decades Fighting Drugs, Colombia Joins Marijuana Trade

For years, Blanca Riveros has had the same routine: After fixing breakfast and taking her son to school, she heads home to a large plastic trash bag filled with marijuana.

She trims the plants and gets them ready for Colombian drug traffickers. After school, her son helps cut more.

Mon
13
Feb

Colombia's medical marijuana industry could become bigger than coffee and flower business

In the Andean hills of Antioquia, Colombia, greenhouses covered with white tarpaulin sheets dot the countryside. For now they are all used for growing flowers — but the soil here is being prepared for a more contentious crop.

“The medical marijuana industry can become bigger than coffee, bigger than flowers,” said a smiling Patricio Stocker, chief executive of PharmaCielo, the first company licensed to roll out production of medical marijuana in Colombia. “Our aim is to help the most [troubled] regions in the country.”

Tue
13
Dec

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Says End The War On Drugs

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil war.

A smiling Santos received his Nobel diploma and gold medal at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, for his efforts to end a conflict that has killed 220,000 people and displaced 8 million.

"Ladies and gentlemen, there is one less war in the world, and it is the war in Colombia," the 65−year−old head of state said, referring to the historic peace deal this year with leftist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Wed
30
Nov

HempMeds Mexico to Export CBD Oil to Colombia

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Begins Distribution of Flagship Product Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ to Colombian Market.

Company's Subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Begins Taking Private Orders for RSHO™ in Colombia, Showcases Products at Expo Mede Weed 2016 in City of Medellin.

Tue
22
Nov

Marijuana Industry About to Go Global

Although the United Nations international drug treaties have upheld an official prohibition against marijuana, the marijuana industry has spread across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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