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Couple Prisoner of Their Marijuana Cultivation Business Inside Their Home

A couple was arrested Friday by the Judicial Police (OIJ) and the Prosecutor's Office (Fiscalía) of La Unión, in Cartago, suspected of growing hydroponic marijuana inside a house. The arrest was made in a house in Barrio Concepción after the authorities raided the property and...

37 Patients Treat Their Chronic Diseases With Medicinal Cannabis Made in Costa Rica

37 patients in Costa Rica with diseases such as cancer, lupus, fibromyalgia, hernias or chronic pain consume between 8 and 15 drops of medicinal cannabis oil (marijuana) each day. This mitigates the symptoms of treatments such as chemotherapy and alleviates other side effects that...

Medical Marijuana In Costa Rica: Government To Charge Up to US$2.5 Million For Concession

The bill that would legalize the production of cannabis for medicinal, industrial and food purposes would allow the Government to for a concession to plant, research and develop marijuana products. The legislative proposal, that began its process in Congress in August 2014, made considerable progress...

American Arrested In Orotina With Liquid Marijuana

Q COSTA RICA - Officials of the Programa Regional Antidrogas (PRAD) - Regional Antidrug Program of the Fuerza Publica (police), arrested Tuesday afternoon, an American with several bottles containing liquid marijuana (marihuana in Spanish). The drug was labeled containers, "The Medical Cannabis". The drug was found...

Marijuana in Colombia: From ‘the weed that kills’ to ‘the weed that cures’

Marijuana used to be “the weed that kills” in Colombia anti-drug ads on TV, but not anymore. Following the legalization of medical marijuana, the country seeks to legally export derivatives of one of the world’s most popular drug. The first license to export cannabis derivatives...

Legalizing Pot Gains Speed In The Americas

(Q24N) MEXICO CITY - With a swipe of his pen this week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed that Mexican citizens could legally possess up to an ounce of pot. The day before, Canada's health minister stood at a United Nations podium and announced that...

Group To March In Favor Of Legal Use of Marijuana in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - A group called Movimiento Cannábico Costarricense (Cannabis Costa Rican Movement) is organizing a march for  May 9 in San Jose to demonstrate in favor of the legal use of marijuana (marihuana in Spanish). "Smoking weed does not make us sick or criminals, the...

CCSS Endorses Medicinal Use of Marijuana

QCOSTARICA - The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and research has received the endorsement of Costa Rica's Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) -  Costa Rican Social Security Fund, with eight votes in favor and one against, said on Friday, Mario Devandas, director...

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