COVID-19 pandemic is upping the global demand for weed

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in long periods of isolation, social distancing mandates and disruption to lifestyles across the globe.


Uruguay agency sets a roadmap for hemp sector development

Cannabis-derived food & feed, cosmetics, medicine and genetics offer the best export opportunities for Uruguay in the coming years, according to a recent


Report Shows Teen Cannabis Use In Uruguay Has Not Been Impacted By Legalization

Seven years after it became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana, Uruguay’s youth are no more likely to get high under the new law, according to a


Uruguay Was The First Country to Legalize Cannabis – How Are They Doing Now?

Sometimes with our news cycle, it’s easy to forget that Europe and America are not the centers of the world. A lot of interesting cannabis law takes place around the globe with Uruguay being an unexpected contender for most liberal concerning cannabis use.


5 Emerging Cannabis Markets Investors Need To Be Watching In 2020

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We have noticed a significant increase in the number of companies that are focused on the international cannabis opportunity during the last two years and this is a trend that we are bullish on.


Weed-curious Politicians should look to Uruguay, where there's no fuss over legal cannabis

When Uruguay became the first nation in the modern era to legalize weed in 2013, most of its citizens were against it. Yet, despite deep public skepticism, none of the challenges or perceived failures of the law have been enough to generate momentum to try and reverse it. Instead, during the first round of national elections last month, cannabis legalization had all but been forgotten as an issue. It had retreated into the political background.


Global CBD market expected to grow by 40 percent this year

CBD is the new sliced bread, toilet paper on rolls, and bottled spring water. And we can expect to see more traditional business sectors getting into CBD in the near future.

If the non-intoxicating marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) were a deadly virus sent to Earth by the Devil himself, it would be well on its way to rendering the global population extinct within the next few years.


The great race to become the World’s weed supplier

Companies vying to be the biggest cannabis producer in America or Canada are wasting their time and suffering from a crippling lack of vision. The real play is to make a bid to become the worldwide leader in global cannabis exports — like firms in Jamaica and Lesotho as well as Canada are attempting to do — and the window of time to get in is closing fast, according to one entrepreneur with clear-cut plans to curb that market.


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.”


High ambitions: Uruguay cannabis firm targets booming global market for medical marijuana

In a white, sterilized laboratory on the outskirts of Uruguayan capital Montevideo, biochemist Javier Varela and his team are carefully cultivating plants for a booming multibillion-dollar global market in medical marijuana.

The company Varela works for, Fotmer Life Sciences, has just made the first commercial shipment of medical cannabis from Latin America, 10 kg (22 lb) of dried flowers with high levels of active ingredient THC destined for patients in Australia.

The small but landmark export underscores the country’s push into the burgeoning market for legal cannabis, that has medical uses including helping cancer patients manage chronic pain or treating spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.


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