Cannabis News South America


on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export

By Reuters MONTEVIDEO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – International Cannabis Corporation ICC.V will produce Uruguay’s first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company’s chief executive said Sunday.The Montevideo-headquartered company plans to ship the oil to Canada and Mexico, but is also open to selling it on the domestic market, Alejandro Antalich added.”The goal is to export it. But if the Public Health Minister thinks it can be commercialized in the local market the idea would be to do that,” Antalich told Reuters by phone. Exporting cannabis oil would mark a new first for Uruguay, a small...

By Reuters MONTEVIDEO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – International Cannabis Corporation ICC.V will produce Uruguay’s first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company’s chief executive said Sunday.The Montevideo-headquartered company plans to ship the oil to Canada...

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on October 13, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Political Party in Costa Rica Vows to Legalize Marijuana

By Jon Hiltz The VAMOS Party, which in English translates to “Let’s Go,” has made the campaign promise to usher in a countrywide legal cannabis sector for Costa Ricans and tourists alike, should they be elected into Congress. “Currently, personal consumption of cannabis is not penalized, however, [cultivation] and distribution are,” said party leader Margarita Salas in an interview with Marijuana.com. Salas is a Harvard-educated politician who has been following the rapid cannabis reform happening in various parts of the world. “There is already a [bill] in Congress for medicinal use only, but we want to reform that so it also...

By Jon Hiltz The VAMOS Party, which in English translates to “Let’s Go,” has made the campaign promise to usher in a countrywide legal cannabis sector for Costa Ricans and tourists alike, should they be elected into Congress. “Currently,...

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on October 5, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Long Lines, $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut

The Associated Press Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Customers sniffed pungent green buds and grinned as they showed off blue-and-white envelopes containing the plant, which is now available as part a 2013 measure that made Uruguay the first nation to legalize a cannabis market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. Patients were greeted with low prices (about $1.30 per gram, compared to $5-15 grams in legal American states) but...

The Associated Press Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Customers sniffed pungent...

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on September 27, 2017 in Cannabis News South America World News

Uruguay’s legal marijuana business faces challenges by banks

Two months ago Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalise the production and sale of marijuana throughout the entire country. More people than expected registered as official buyers, and sales have shot up. But the new industry is now facing a threat no-one predicted. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from the capital, Montevideo.Daniel Schweimler Check out the video on the link below Source: Uruguay’s legal marijuana business faces challenges by banks | Uruguay News | Al Jazeera

Two months ago Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalise the production and sale of marijuana throughout the entire country. More people than expected registered as official buyers, and sales have shot up. But the new industry is...

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on September 25, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Peru Set To Legalize Medical Cannabis After Public Outcry

Peruvians grew frustrated after cops there raided a makeshift cannabis laboratory in Lima. Now, a new bill is afoot… By Addam Corre Following a serious public outcry in Peru, the South American country just announced that it is drafting legislation to set up a wide-reaching medical cannabis program. The Congressional Committee on National Defence in Peru has agreed to the new bill, which will include a framework for medical cannabis. While officials there are not interested in legalizing dried flower cannabis, they are looking to cannabis oil extracts, which could be used to treat patients with cancer, epilepsy and Parkinson’s....

Peruvians grew frustrated after cops there raided a makeshift cannabis laboratory in Lima. Now, a new bill is afoot… By Addam Corre Following a serious public outcry in Peru, the South American country just announced that it is drafting legislation...

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on September 25, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Potent Pot: Why Is Weed Getting Stronger?

By Ab Hanna   According to annual reports from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the potency of confiscated marijuana has consistently increased over the past few decades. Until 1978, weed tested at an average of less than one percent THC. Today, that kind of weed wouldn’t even get you high. Since then, growing techniques and testing methods have evolved—leading to an increase in potency. Has Weed Gotten Stronger? If we’re measuring potency by the level of THC, weed is getting stronger over time. Weed subculture only began to blow up in the 1970s. Back then, all popular buds were uncrossed...

By Ab Hanna   According to annual reports from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the potency of confiscated marijuana has consistently increased over the past few decades. Until 1978, weed tested at an average of less than one percent...

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on September 21, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Peru Could Legalize Medical Marijuana This Year

by Gage Peake Peru has taken the first step towards legalizing cannabis by approving a bill that would allow the production and importation of medical marijuana. According to international reports, a makeshift cannabis lab run by mothers hoping to medicate their sick children was raided by police last February. That resulted in a flurry of public outcry over the raid, and a push to legalize medical cannabis. Earlier this week the Congressional Committee on National Defense approved a measure to do just that, and the bill will now go before the full Peruvian Congress. RELATED STORY Uruguay’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market...

by Gage Peake Peru has taken the first step towards legalizing cannabis by approving a bill that would allow the production and importation of medical marijuana. According to international reports, a makeshift cannabis lab run by mothers hoping to medicate...

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on September 20, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Check out the full set of seminars from PEX17

Check out the whole range of seminars from the Product Earth Expo  in Birmingham earlier this month . See Russ Belville The marijuana Agenda UKCSC Tagged PLant Model Cannabis standards and testing Medican UKCSC Club introductions Michel Degens Mambo Social Clubs Simon Jones Farming Medical Ganja in Jamaica Neil Woods LEAP UK Law enforcement against prohibition Iinterview with Greg de Hoedt UKCSC Nathaniel Loxley The growing UK hemp industry Blunt Science PGRs and Organic Gardening Reverend Danny Nemu UPA What we are . What we Do United Patience Alliance Check out the full set of seminars from PEX17

Check out the whole range of seminars from the Product Earth Expo  in Birmingham earlier this month . See Russ Belville The marijuana Agenda UKCSC Tagged PLant Model Cannabis standards and testing Medican UKCSC Club introductions Michel Degens Mambo...

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on September 14, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

Legal Pot In Mexico: Everything You Need to Know

By Michelle Janikian, Rolling Stone On June 19th, 2017, Mexico legalized medical marijuana, or more specifically, “pharmacological derivatives of cannabis” to be regulated and studied by the Ministry of Health. But, for now, Mexico’s medical cannabis market will look much different than say, California’s, which sells everything from cannabis flower to THC-infused massage oil. Currently, “cannabis derivatives” in Mexico, like oils and pills, must contain less than one percent THC. Although some activists are hopeful and working to change this conservative allotment, many believe that full cannabis legalization is what will help Mexico the most. For three decades, Joaquín...

By Michelle Janikian, Rolling Stone On June 19th, 2017, Mexico legalized medical marijuana, or more specifically, “pharmacological derivatives of cannabis” to be regulated and studied by the Ministry of Health. But, for now, Mexico’s medical cannabis market will look...

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on September 12, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

THC from cannabis found to dramatically slow memory loss by protecting brain cells

by Rhonda Johansson Despite the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) still classifying marijuana as a schedule 1 drug (similar to heroin, ecstasy, LSD, and peyote), a new study confirms that the active compound in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can benefit the elderly — particularly in preventing memory loss. Researchers from Germany studied THC’s effects on the brains of older mice and found that these animals regained mental clarity after being given pot. To be more specific, the scientists found that the neural connections within the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory and emotions, were firing at a rate comparable to younger...

by Rhonda Johansson Despite the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) still classifying marijuana as a schedule 1 drug (similar to heroin, ecstasy, LSD, and peyote), a new study confirms that the active compound in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can benefit the...

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