Peru

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Tue
24
May

Pigeon seen smuggling cannabis into Peruvian prison

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The pigeon has been sent to an animal shelter to help it “resocialize” and leave behind its delivery days.

The noble, albeit now often-maligned, pigeon has been used as a message carrier during chariot races to times of war. That may be why someone in Peru tried using the bird’s impressive homing abilities to fly weed into a prison.

Perhaps parched, the cannabis-carrying bird was spotted this week when it touched down on the grounds of the Huancayo Penitentiary near the administrative building to drink some water from a puddle there.

Tue
23
Nov

Cannabis-Based Drug Approved For Cancer Treatment In Peru

woman with dropper

Sativyl contains a 27 mg/ml concentration of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and 25 mg/ml of CBD. It’s sold by the flask and contains 10 ml and 250 mg of concentration.

Mon
11
Oct

Cannabis Business: Latin America Can Export More Than Raw Material

cannabis plant

Latin American businesses and governments are seeing the marketing and export potentials of an incipient liberalization of marijuana laws in the region. But to really cash in, it must be an investment in more than simple commodity crops.

After his stint at Stanford University business school in California, Uruguayan entrepreneur Andrés Israel began to research the nascent global cannabis industry, to find the countries with the most favorable regulations for its large-scale production and use. They were Canada and Uruguay, with the latter legalizing its recreational use in 2013.

Wed
15
Apr

Colombian Association of Cannabis Industries: looking to Latin America

In this article the Colombian Association of Cannabis Industries explores the medical cannabis market in Latin America.

As EU demand for cannabis products grows, investors are turning to Latin America for imports. The Colombian Association of Cannabis Industries, which is recognised as the most relevant private entity representing the private cannabis industry in Colombia, tell us more.

Thu
02
Jan

Moms, Presidents And Open Letters: The Tango For Cannabis Legalization And Home Growing In Latin America

Read entire article here.

Latin America’s cannabis market is poised to become a central piece in the development of a legal global cannabis industry. With land and weather perfectly fit for cannabis cultivation, relatively low labor costs, and a strategic location for exports into North America, the region is on its way to becoming an important cannabis hub.

Some markets like Colombia are welcoming investments from some of the top cannabis companies like Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Cronos Group and Aphria. 

Fri
13
Dec

Peru effectively launches its medical marijuana program

Government officials effectively launched Peru’s medical marijuana program last week with the publication of regulations for the production and distribution of medicinal cannabis. Although some rules to implement the South American nation’s 2017 law legalizing medical marijuana had been issued by decree earlier this year, they did not include guidelines for companies to apply for required licenses.

Under the new rules, licenses will be available for research, production, import, wholesale commercialization, seed production, and retail sales of cannabis. To obtain a license, applicants must submit detailed information including agricultural production plans and security protocols.

Thu
12
Dec

Peru passes long-awaited regulations to open medical cannabis market

atients and producers of medical cannabis in Peru can enjoy a fiesta as the country joins several of its Latin American neighbours in the rapidly expanding market.

While Peru first legalized cannabis oil for medical use two years ago, it’s been a long wait for the government to pass legislation to sanction further economic activity.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) approved the technical legal document entitled Guidelines for the medicinal use of cannabis and its derivatives.

Fri
20
Sep

Why the future marijuana superpower could come from this region

When PharmaCielo, now a publicly traded company, formed in 2014 to cultivate medical cannabis in Colombia, some growers needed convincing. Some came from families that farmed chrysanthemums for generations. Cannabis was largely illegal and stigmatized. Scars from the nation's decadeslong drug war were fresh. A peace deal between the government and leftist FARC rebels was two years away. North America's marijuana stocks boom had not begun.

Mon
15
Jul

Cannabis in Latin America gets a new ‘social outlook’

Cannabis in Latin America, without the stigma, could be as clean as any region considered violent-free. In a classic context, the UK and North America hold the biggest market share in the cannabis industry, because it’s a legal business in those regions. How would Latin America fare if allowed to participate in the cannabis market? Investors have indeed found a new fortune in growing the once illicit plant.

Wed
26
Jun

Medical marijuana spreads across South America

By most measures the anti-narcotics raid was a raging success. After forcing their way into the apartment, police here in Peru's capital seized five kilograms (11 pounds) of cannabis and equipment, including grow lights and fertilizer.

The entire property in the Lima district of San Miguel, overlooking the South Pacific, had been converted into an underground lab to produce significant quantities of the prohibited soft drug — a lab that the officers had put out of action.

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