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Thu
26
Mar

Bringing Medical Marijuana To Latin America: 'Our Mission Is To Solve The Regulatory Puzzle'

According to an article from Harvard Health Publishing, the most common use for medical marijuana in the United States is pain control - an ailment that affects millions of Americans. Medical marijuana is particularly desirable to help in these cases because it is safer to use than opiates (less addictive and impossible to overdose on). 

Cannabis as a medicinal drug was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia for the first time in 1850, and was used widely in the U.S. as a patent medicine during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mon
02
Mar

Global Drug Law Monitor Hints At Fresh Approach To Cannabis Regulation

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), responsible for monitoring compliance with global drug treaties, has admitted it may have to water down its hardline approach to cannabis regulation to stay relevant.

Fri
28
Feb

Here Are The Changes Needed For International Cannabis Legalization

It took twelve months of research, investigations, and interviews (and about five weeks of non-stop writing with some very late nights and a lot of coffee) to produce my book on cannabis law and regulation, which is out now with Bloomsbury Professional. It is a detailed analysis of medicinal and recreational cannabis laws and regulations in the most active international jurisdictions, scoping out where change is happening.

Wed
19
Feb

Countries Around the World Make Moves to Decriminalize Cannabis

In late 2019, a ruling by Italy's highest court struck down the prohibition against growing marijuana at home, ending a long legal dispute over that issue.

The court ruled that “at home, small-scale cultivation activities are to be considered excluded from the application of the penal code,” according to the New York Times.

Tue
28
Jan

3 Key South American Cannabis Markets Investors Need To Be Watching

The cannabis sector has recorded significant advancements during the last year, as new markets have opened up and this is a trend that our readers need to be aware of.

New markets create additional opportunities for all types of companies, and we have been working to identify the businesses that will benefit the most from the cannabis legalization trend. South America has been a hotbed of activity for the legal cannabis industry and we are favorable on the economics associated with the production of cannabis in this region.

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
14
Nov

5 cannabis stocks tapping international markets to drive growth

Read entire article here.

Although most people think about the US or Canada when it comes to the cannabis industry, it is important to understand how the industry is advancing in emerging markets across the globe.

The last few years have been significant for the international cannabis industry and we have seen several countries approve legislation to legalize medical cannabis. Going forward, we expect this trend to become even more significant and this is something that investors need to be aware of.

Mon
11
Nov

Worldwide cannabis sales to grow 853% by 2024, new report estimates

It's no secret that cannabis is considered one of the hottest investment trends of this generation on Wall Street. Although selling a processed plant isn't exactly what you might call innovative, the black market for global weed sales generates tens of billions of dollars each year. This means there are clear-cut reasons to believe that these illicit sales can be moved to legal channels in the years to come.

Tue
08
Oct

Policies, fertile land and climate signal potential for Latin American hemp

While hemp is not a panacea for endemic poverty in Latin America & The Caribbean, the region’s climate, land mass and generally liberal policies toward cannabis signal vast potential for a thriving sector.

“The hemp industry is in line with sustainable business principles, providing economic, social and environmental benefits,” said Barbara Galletti, CEO of Pronatura Ltda., and co-creator of Nutranabis, the first Chilean brand dedicated to the re-introduction and commercialization of organic hemp products in Chile.

“These principles are essential not only to reduce poverty levels but also to promote social justice and a healthier planet,” Galletti said. “The hemp industry fits perfectly in this new business model.”

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