Cannabis News South America


on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News South America

First Colombian CBD exports shipped to Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News The first two batches of Colombian CBD have been exported to Europe as the South American country steps-up efforts to become a leading global player. The Colombian government recently granted its first CBD isolate export permit to PharmaCielo and it has now shipped its first batch to the Swiss firm Creso Pharma. Meanwhile, Bogota-based Clever Leaves has successfully cleared U.K. customs with a batch of Colombian CBD destined for the booming British retail market. Why Colombia Is A Key Cannabis Country A favorable climate, cheap labor, low construction costs and a supportive Government is driving the Colombian...

Submitted by Marijuana News The first two batches of Colombian CBD have been exported to Europe as the South American country steps-up efforts to become a leading global player. The Colombian government recently granted its first CBD isolate export...

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on April 29, 2019 in Cannabis News South America

Recreational marijuana to enter the Mexican market before October

Submitted by Marijuana News Even though marijuana is still illegal in many countries around the world, it’s prominence is increasing day by day. Taken from a Gallup report which stated 66% of the US population is in favor of cannabis legalization. From null to bulk, the US currently has 33 states that have approved some form of legal marijuana program as well as 10 among them approving recreational marijuana as well. Not just the US, but also 40 other countries have legalized medical marijuana. Two of them have already allowed recreational marijuana, i.e. Canada and Uruguay. Canada was the...

Submitted by Marijuana News Even though marijuana is still illegal in many countries around the world, it’s prominence is increasing day by day. Taken from a Gallup report which stated 66% of the US population is in favor of...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News South America

Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

Submitted by Marijuana News Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalise recreational cannabis. Five years after its pioneering law was passed, how’s the industry getting on? “We sold a lot of cannabis on the first day,” says Esteban Riviera, who owns a large, modern-looking pharmacy in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital. “We sold 1,250 packages in six hours. There was a two-block queue to get marijuana.” The legal sale of cannabis had been much anticipated. Sales began on 19 July 2017, more than three-and-a-half years after Uruguay’s marijuana law had been passed. “It took them time, the government...

Submitted by Marijuana News Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalise recreational cannabis. Five years after its pioneering law was passed, how’s the industry getting on? “We sold a lot of cannabis on the first day,”...

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on November 9, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Mexico moves closer to legalizing cannabis

Submitted by Celia Carr The part of the president-elect of Mexico submitted legislation earlier this week that would legalize the possession, growth, use and sale of cannabis. If the legislation passes, it would be a major change for the current laws in the country. Senator Olga Sánchez Cordero has been chosen to be the interior secretary by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that prohibition has only contributed to poverty and violence within Mexico. “Today, the nation has taken the decision to change,” she told Senators. “We don’t want more deaths. It will be a major contribution to bringing peace...

Submitted by Celia Carr The part of the president-elect of Mexico submitted legislation earlier this week that would legalize the possession, growth, use and sale of cannabis. If the legislation passes, it would be a major change for the...

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on July 16, 2018 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Brazil is mulling over marijuana legalization

Submitted by Marijuana News The largest country in South America is mulling over marijuana legalization. Earlier this week, Brazil’s socialist Worker’s Party has introduced a bill that would legalized medical as well as recreational cannabis in the South American country. And while support for legalization is high among voters, the opposition to marijuana reform remains strong in Brazil, writes Calvin Hughes. Inspired by countries that have repealed cannabis prohibition, the Worker’s Party recently introduced a legalization bill to the nation’s House of Representatives last Tuesday. But that’s probably as far as that legislation will get – despite the fact that a...

Submitted by Marijuana News The largest country in South America is mulling over marijuana legalization. Earlier this week, Brazil’s socialist Worker’s Party has introduced a bill that would legalized medical as well as recreational cannabis in the South American country....

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on June 23, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Mexico opium poppy growers turning to marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low – apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl – that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana. Beset by poverty and joblessness, farmers in the hills around the Guerrero state hamlets of Tenantla and Amatitlan say that prices for opium paste – which oozes from the bulbs of poppies after they’re cut – have fallen so low they don’t even pay for the cost...

Submitted by Marijuana News Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low – apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl – that...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Uruguay’s experience with its marijuana law

Submitted by Marijuana News Uruguay has always faced some tall hurdles to become the first country in the world to fully legalize recreational cannabis. The landmark 2013 reform was aimed at taking revenue streams from the sale of the soft drug out of the hands of organized crime while also improving public health by bringing users out of the shadows. Yet even in the tiny South American nation of just 3.5 million people, polls showed that residents were skeptical of the measure. Meanwhile, the democratic socialist government of President José Mujica also faced harsh scrutiny – and even downright hostility – from...

Submitted by Marijuana News Uruguay has always faced some tall hurdles to become the first country in the world to fully legalize recreational cannabis. The landmark 2013 reform was aimed at taking revenue streams from the sale of the soft...

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on May 6, 2018 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Why cannabis investors are eyeing South America

Submitted by Marijuana News Almost every week, an American or Canadian cannabis company announces a large overseas investment. And it’s no longer just Germany, Israel and Australia that are piquing investors’ interest. Emerging markets like Jamaica are also turning heads, writes Javier Hasse. The largest investment opportunities might be found in other emerging markets — especially South America for cannabis and Southeast Asia for hemp. What makes these regions so interesting? What factors make countries like Uruguay and Colombia so attractive for cannabis-focused investors? A Growing Grow Market Legal cannabis sales in “key South American markets” are expected to surge from just $125...

Submitted by Marijuana News Almost every week, an American or Canadian cannabis company announces a large overseas investment. And it’s no longer just Germany, Israel and Australia that are piquing investors’ interest. Emerging markets like Jamaica are also turning heads, writes...

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on April 11, 2018 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Police Blame Rats For Missing 540 Kilos of Weed

Everyone believes them Oh yea – the rats ….if all else fails blame it on the rats. When authorities in Argentina discovered that a stash of confiscated marijuana had gone missing, they came up with an interesting story to explain what happened. Local police blame rats for missing 540 kilos of weed. But is it even possible for rats to eat that much cannabis? The Case of the Disappearing Marijuana Last April, Commissioner Emilio Portero took charge of police forces in Pilar, a town in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province. As part of the transition between commissioners, Portero received a full inventory...

Everyone believes them Oh yea – the rats ….if all else fails blame it on the rats. When authorities in Argentina discovered that a stash of confiscated marijuana had gone missing, they came up with an interesting story to explain what...

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on March 28, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Here’s What Uruguay Has Learned When it Comes to Legalizing Weed

By Chris Arsenault, Vice News Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalize cannabis when pharmacies started selling the product last summer. Things have worked out well so far, the country’s top marijuana regulator said, although challenges remain as producers struggle to secure bank financing and the government grapples with supply shortages. “We moved the frontier of what is possible,” Martin Rodriguez, director of Uruguay’s cannabis regulatory authority, said in Washington, D.C. during the launch of a report on the country’s experience with legalization. “The model in Uruguay is different from other regions, but the objectives are similar,” Rodriguez...

By Chris Arsenault, Vice News Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalize cannabis when pharmacies started selling the product last summer. Things have worked out well so far, the country’s top marijuana regulator said, although challenges remain as...

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