Colombia

Wed
03
Feb

PharmaCielo Files Application for Licenses to Cultivate and Process Medicinal-grade Cannabis

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - PharmaCielo Ltd. today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Rionegro, Colombia based PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S. has submitted its formal application to the Ministry of Health and the National Drugs Council to become a licensed grower and processor of medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts, with plans to file an additional license application for export in the near future.

This announcement comes after President Juan Manuel Santos signed regulatory Decree 2467, on December the 22nd, 2015, establishing a licensing framework for the cultivation, processing, research and development and exportation of cannabis derivatives for scientific and medical purposes. 

Sat
30
Jan

5 Major Developments That Change How We Should Think About Marijuana

Here's the latest research on pot and drinking, pot and opiate dependency, pot and IQ, pot and migraines, and pot and obesity.

Scientific discoveries are published almost daily rebuking  the federal government’s contention that cannabis is a highly dangerous substance lacking therapeutic efficacy. But most of these findings are relegated to obscure, peer-reviewed journals and, therefore, often go unnoticed by the major media and the general public. Here are five new cannabis-centric studies that warrant mainstream attention.

Fri
29
Jan

International medical marijuana research center announced

Members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), KOPAC and Dioscorides Global Holdings (DGH) were joined by the Minister of Health for the Czech Republic recently to announce the establishment of a new research center, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) – intended to foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to refine the therapeutic applicability of cannabis-based medicines in the Czech Republic. ICCI will identify, coordinate and support global research priorities for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments through a multidisciplinary evidence based approach that incorporates innovative tools and approaches.

Wed
27
Jan

COLOMBIA TO LEGALIZE CANNABIS MEDICAL USE

Colombia joined the group of Latin American countries to legalize the use of cannabis (marijuana) for medical and scientific purposes, after President Juan Manuel Santos signed on December 22 a decree regulating the cultivation, processing, import and export of cannabis to those objectives.

With this measure, the Colombian government finally seeks to regulate these activities, in addition to owning and controlling seed growing areas, provided medical and scientific purposes, which was allowed for decades but had no regulation. What it has not legalized is cannabis use on public roads and marketing.

Tue
26
Jan

Cannabis Reform Takes Root in Mexico and South America

While much of the focus on legalizing marijuana is on the United State there are countries making real progress South of the border.

The Supreme Court in Mexico handed down a landmark ruling in November that declared overall prohibition unconstitutional. The case was brought by four individual citizens. The arguments were not some long list of regulatory details but instead a more fundamental question of basic human rights.

Thu
21
Jan

Why The Cocaine Capital of the World Wants in on the Cannabis Biz

Legal drugs could be even more lucrative.

Famous for its cocaine cartels—think Pablo Escobar and the hit Netflix show NarcosColombia now wants a cut of a different mind-altering substance: marijuana.

Fri
15
Jan

World's weed growers have new rival to fear from South America

 

Colombia, famed for the violence of its cocaine cartels, is planning a move into the more genteel drugs business of marijuana-based oils and creams.

The Andean nation’s climate and regulations make it ideally suited to profit from the incipient trade in legal marijuana, Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria said in a Jan. 8 interview in his Bogota office. The country legalized use of the drug for medical purposes last month.

“This is going to be a new commodity, there’s an emerging global medical marijuana business,” Gaviria said. “This year, we’re going to see international companies coming to Colombia to produce medical marijuana.”

Sat
02
Jan

Nine Signs the World's War on Drugs Is Waning

Number one: Canada elects a marijuana-legalizing prime minister.

The global anti-drug regime has been in place for more than a half century now, but the prohibitionist consensus has been crumbling for at least 20 years, and the decomposition continued apace this year.

The international treaties that make up the legal backbone of international drug prohibition still stand, but they are under increasing attack at the United Nations, which will take them up again next year. They are increasingly being breached (especially by marijuana legalization at the national and sub-national level) and nibbled away at around the edges by moves like drug decriminalization and some harm reduction measures such as supervised injection facilities.

Thu
24
Dec

Colombia joins countries from Mexico to Chile for legalization on marijuana

While a 1986 law allowed for the manufacture, export, sale and medical and scientific use of , the practice was, until Tuesday, never formally regulated.Current law already allows possession of up to 20 grams of  or cultivation of up to 20 plants for personal use.

Thu
24
Dec

Colombia To License Medical Cannabis Use

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed legislation into law regulating the licensed production and exportation of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Under the new policy, those seeking to grow medicinal cannabis commercially or manufacturer cannabis-based medicinal products may apply with government agencies for licensure. Regulators will also grant permits to those seeking to export medicinal cannabis products out of the country.

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