Uruguay

Wed
17
Feb

Noted Danish entrepreneur’s high hopes over medical cannabis investment

Klaus Riskær Pedersen eyes potential in Uruguay to produce the plant for the pharmaceutical industry

Danish businessman and entrepreneur Klaus Riskær Pedersen is involved in a new business venture in Uruguay in the area of medical cannabis.

Pedersen, along with six partners, has invested in Nube Serena, a company that cultivates the plants for medical purposes.

“Medical cannabis in 2016 is like 1995 and the internet,” Pedersen told DR Nyheder. “This is a breakthrough year.”

New laws opening doors 
Pedersen said the relaxation of laws around the world to make medical cannabis legal is opening the door for his latest enterprise.

Tue
16
Feb

Marijuana growing starts at authorized facilities in Uruguay

The two companies authorized to grow marijuana in Uruguay have started production of the crop, the Ecos.la Web site reported.

ICCorp and Simbiosys "are already working in the fields of the Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute, or IRCCA, to produce and distribute marijuana," Ecos.la said.

Technicians and experts spent a week preparing the fields, which are in the southwestern province of San Jose, to grow cannabis, the Web site said.

The sale and purchase of marijuana was legalized in 2013 by the administration of former President Jose Mujica, who was in office from 2010 to 2015.

The government expects that regulated marijuana produced in Uruguay will be available for sale at pharmacies by mid-2016.

Thu
11
Feb

What Happened with Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay?

I will never forget the watershed moment when, in December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to completely legalize marijuana on a nation-wide level.

I was away from my home country, so I couldn’t take part in the celebrations. Due to the fact that I missed the moment perhaps, I kept some healthy dose of skepticism while still being happy that something new was about to be implemented. Uruguay was finally going to embark on a revolutionary alternative to the world-wide and decades-long failed war on drugs.

Mon
08
Feb

IGS confirms Uruguayan cannabis deal

Australian company International Goldfields will acquire an 85% interest in Uruguayan biosciences company Jardin de Invierno SA, trading as WinterGarden Biosciences.

WinterGarden is an emerging agriculture bioscience and biotechnology company based in Uruguay, aiming to become one of the first companies in the world to legally harvest and produce non-synthetic cannabis products for the mass-market.

International Goldfields will issue $8,000,000 in shares to WinterGarden, or 51% of the issued capital post completion of the transaction and associated capital raising, whichever is greater.

WinterGarden will also be issued options in International Goldfields representing 10% of the issued capital.

Fri
05
Feb

Here are the Countries Where Marijuana Is Legal in Some Form

The global tide concerning marijuana legalization is slowly turning. Amsterdam, with its famous coffeeshops where smoking cannabis is OK, was once the international city most associated with legally smoking marijuana. But more countries are passing legislation either decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana in some form. In fact, almost half the states in the United States have legalized marijuana somehow — with more likely to follow suit. 

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.

Tue
15
Dec

DU students travel to Uruguay to learn about the cannabis culture

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Colorado leads the way in the marijuana business with states, countries and even Universities around the world looking at our program.  A group of Denver University (DU) students traveled to Uruguay as part of an international study program to examine the country’s cannabis culture and how it compares to Colorado.

It was a surprise for the students when they saw a glimpse of a marijuana grow cultivated by the Uruguay government.   “Wow…It was a room that looked like a field of marijuana plants. I’d never seen anything like that.” said Brittany Sandage.

Fri
11
Dec

Watch: Denver University students travel to Uruguay to learn about the cannabis culture

 

Colorado leads the way in the marijuana business with states, countries and even Universities around the world looking at our program.  A group of Denver University (DU) students traveled to Uruguay as part of an international study program to examine the country’s cannabis culture and how it compares to Colorado.

It was a surprise for the students when they saw a glimpse of a marijuana grow cultivated by the Uruguay government.   “Wow…It was a room that looked like a field of marijuana plants. I’d never seen anything like that.” said Brittany Sandage.

Thu
10
Dec

On this day in 2013, Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana

On Dec. 10, 2013, Uruguay led the way in marijuana reform as the first country in the world to legalize the cannabis trade.

It was former leftist president, Jose Mujica, who pushed the initiative to legalize marijuana.

He argued that the marijuana market already existed and would continue to exist, and legalizing it would allow the state to regulate and tax a commodity that had, up to that point, been fully run by criminal organizations, as reported by Reuters.

Per Reuters:

Mon
07
Dec

Uruguay to Sell 3 Types of Marijuana in Drug Stores

Registered Uruguayan consumers will be able to access three types of marijuana in drug stores with high, medium and low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol and correspondent levels of cannabidiol, said Milton Romani, president of the country's national drug office, on Saturday.

“There are three options, depending on the effect of each one ... (we are) trying to recommend the lowest level for beginners,” Romani told Reuters at the 2015 Expocannabis taking place in the country’s capital Montevideo.

Authorities were offered various genetically modified plants with controllable effects within the framework of the recent decriminalization of marijuana aimed at eradicating the illegal commercialization both foreign and domestic.

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