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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Latin America Update: Marijuana business developments in Chile and Argentina

(As Marijuana Business Daily ramps up its coverage of the global cannabis market, it’s launching a series examining recent marijuana legalization and business developments worldwide. The first few installments will focus on Latin America, starting with Chile and Argentina.) While Canada and the United States dominated marijuana headlines over the past year, their neighbors in Latin America also made some waves. Though business and investment opportunities are not nearly as strong as they are in the United States and Canada, Latin American countries are making progress that paves the way for such opportunities down the road. And some foreign companies...

(As Marijuana Business Daily ramps up its coverage of the global cannabis market, it’s launching a series examining recent marijuana legalization and business developments worldwide. The first few installments will focus on Latin America, starting with Chile and Argentina.)...

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on February 14, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Latin America Update: Marijuana business developments in Chile and Argentina

By Alfredo Pascual (As Marijuana Business Daily ramps up its coverage of the global cannabis market, it’s launching a series examining recent marijuana legalization and business developments worldwide. The first few installments will focus on Latin America, starting with Chile and Argentina.) While Canada and the United States dominated marijuana headlines over the past year, their neighbors in Latin America also made some waves. Though business and investment opportunities are not nearly as strong as they are in the United States and Canada, Latin American countries are making progress that paves the way for such opportunities down the road. And...

By Alfredo Pascual (As Marijuana Business Daily ramps up its coverage of the global cannabis market, it’s launching a series examining recent marijuana legalization and business developments worldwide. The first few installments will focus on Latin America, starting with...

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on February 5, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Mexico slowly warms to legal cannabis

MEXICO CITY — For decades, marijuana flowed in one direction across the U.S.-Mexico border: north. These days, drug enforcement agents regularly seize specialty strains of retail-quality cannabis grown in the United States being smuggled south.  Widespread legalization in the U.S. is killing Mexico’s marijuana business, and cartel leaders know it. They are increasingly abandoning the crop that was once was their bread and butter and looking elsewhere for profits, producing and exporting drugs including heroin and fentanyl and banking on extortion schemes and fuel theft. So when Mexico’s tourism secretary this week boldly declared his hopes that Mexico will...

MEXICO CITY — For decades, marijuana flowed in one direction across the U.S.-Mexico border: north. These days, drug enforcement agents regularly seize specialty strains of retail-quality cannabis grown in the United States being smuggled south.  Widespread legalization in the...

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on January 29, 2018 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Is Colombia The Next Major Player In Medical Marijuana?

It seems like the country is headed in that direction. By Bill Weinberg Colombia, long notorious as a violence-torn drug war dystopia, is now set to become a global leader in the legal production of cannabis for the medical market. Vancouver-based International Cannabis Corp, also known as ICC Labs, is the latest foreign company to win a production license in the South American country. ICC Labs says it intends to cultivate “non-psychoactive” cannabis plants containing the cannabinoid CBD to produce various medicinal products for domestic and international distribution. Although it excludes THC, this new development begs the question: is Colombia the...

It seems like the country is headed in that direction. By Bill Weinberg Colombia, long notorious as a violence-torn drug war dystopia, is now set to become a global leader in the legal production of cannabis for the medical market....

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on January 26, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Mexican minister suggests legalizing cannabis in tourist spots

Mexico is one of the hardest-hit countries when it comes to drug-related violence, with a record 25,339 murders in 2017, according to official figures. MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s tourism minister Thursday proposed legalizing recreational cannabis use in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo, two of the country’s most popular states for tourists. Enrique de la Madrid told journalists in Mexico City it is “absurd” that Mexico, which approved the scientific and medical use of mcannabis arijuana last year, has not already taken such a step. “I would like to see it happen in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo, two primary...

Mexico is one of the hardest-hit countries when it comes to drug-related violence, with a record 25,339 murders in 2017, according to official figures. MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s tourism minister Thursday proposed legalizing recreational cannabis use in Baja California...

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on January 10, 2018 in Cannabis News South America

Government of Paraguay Approves Medical Marijuana Treatment

The citizens of Paraguay will now have access to this life-changing medicine. By A.J. Herrington The government of Paraguay has approved a hemp oil CBD product for use as a medicine. In other words, the government of Paraguay approves medical marijuana treatment by way of a certain line of products that do not have psychoactive effects. The move by the South American country’s health department, Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria, is similar to FDA approval for medicines in the United States. The products, HempMeds Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X and Real Scientific Hemp Oil Blue Label, are manufactured in San Diego,...

The citizens of Paraguay will now have access to this life-changing medicine. By A.J. Herrington The government of Paraguay has approved a hemp oil CBD product for use as a medicine. In other words, the government of Paraguay approves medical...

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on December 21, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Mexico and Portugal Fan the Flames of Cannabis Legalization

By Jon Hiltz International cannabis reform continues to spread like a brushfire, with two major countries on separate continents looking at legalization this week. In Mexico, the government is poised to legalize the sale of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, and various other forms of cannabis in the new year. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health regulation body, Cofepris, stated the agency plans to publish regulations for pot-infused products very early in 2018. Medical marijuana has been legal in Mexico since June but the prohibition against cultivation and recreational use has remained. Copefris expects cannabis products to be imported at first, with...

By Jon Hiltz International cannabis reform continues to spread like a brushfire, with two major countries on separate continents looking at legalization this week. In Mexico, the government is poised to legalize the sale of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks,...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Uruguay Sells Recreational Marijuana to More than 16,000 People Five Months After Legalizing Drug

By Rachael Revesz, Independent News Government has upped THC levels of the drug from 2% to 9%. Five months after legalising recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000 users in July. People in Uruguay can also grow plants at home, or become a member of a local Cannabis Club to withdraw up to 40g of marijuana per month. There are 70 membership clubs, according to data from the Institute for Regulation and Control of Cannabis website. With many countries around the world campaigning to legalise the sale and...

By Rachael Revesz, Independent News Government has upped THC levels of the drug from 2% to 9%. Five months after legalising recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000...

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on November 26, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Peru: Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Will a recreational legalization bill be next? By Bill Weinberg Last week, Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski signed a bill to legalize the use of cannabis products and derivatives to treat medical conditions such as cancer and epilepsy. PPK, as the president is popularly known, hailed the law as opening a new chapter in his country’s approach to the herb. “Here we are breaking with a myth,” he said, referring to marijuana’s reputation as a dangerous drug. “Peru is turning several pages, moving toward modernity.” He especially congratulated the congress members who pushed for the law, naming Alberto De Belaunde, Tania Pariona and Gloria Montenegro, who all attended...

Will a recreational legalization bill be next? By Bill Weinberg Last week, Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski signed a bill to legalize the use of cannabis products and derivatives to treat medical conditions such as cancer and epilepsy. PPK, as the president is...

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on November 20, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Where is marijuana legal? Check out Peru

Submitted by Marijuana News The president of Peru signed a bill on Thursday legalizing medical marijuana across the country, a historic move that came a few weeks after the Peruvian Congress voted to approve it. The legalization allows possession, sale, and transport of cannabis for medical purposes, but it’s still illegal to cultivate the plant. The government will develop a list of official importers or growers who are authorized to supply the nation’s new medical marijuana patients, who will be given prescriptions for conditions like Parkinson’s, cancer, epilepsy or other chronic or terminal illnesses. Peru is the latest Latin...

Submitted by Marijuana News The president of Peru signed a bill on Thursday legalizing medical marijuana across the country, a historic move that came a few weeks after the Peruvian Congress voted to approve it. The legalization allows possession,...

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