Colombia

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.

Wed
23
Dec

Medical marijuana gains more steam internationally after gaining legalization in Colombia

lombia on Tuesday became the latest in a growing number of nations around the world to legalize the use of cannabis for medical reasons.

However the rules vary widely across continents, with some countries permitting cannabis cultivation and others only allowing pharmaceuticals extracted from the drug.

 
 
 

A state of play:

– LATIN AMERICA –

– COLOMBIA: President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday making it fully legal to grow, process, import and export cannabis and its derivatives for medical and scientific use.

Wed
23
Dec

Colombia Takes a Bold Step Away From the U.S. and Legalizes Pot

Colombia, a country that was once synonymous with illegal drugs, legalized medicinal marijuana on Tuesday. President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree making its consumption, cultivation, purchase, and sale legal for medicinal and scientific purposes.

Wed
23
Dec

Colombia fully legalises medical marijuana

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos is legalizing the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes. “We do this through a decree that seeks to take advantage of the qualities of cannabis, or marijuana, to improve the life of people”.

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