Saturday 1 April 2023

Costa Rica’s Catholic Church asks for ‘reflection’ on the Hemp and Cannabis Law

Government has not yet announced its signature or veto

Paying the bills


United States Announces $25 Million to Strengthen Costa Rica’s Cybersecurity  

QCOSTARICA - the United States and Costa Rica affirmed...

US Embassy Costa Rica Semana Santa 2023 Hours

QCOSTARICA - The Embassy and the Consular Section of...

What is Copart & IAAI Auto Auction Bid History?

Are you considering bidding on an automobile at auction...

Top Five Industries for Job Seekers in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is experiencing a booming and diverse economy...

Benefits of using automated trading software

People who are actively involved in trading have definitely...

Government promises to present bill to regulate Uber and DiDi

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Rodrigo Chaves promises to...

Dollar Exchange

¢537.94 Buy

¢545.40 Sell

01 April 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – The Catholic Church asked Costa Rica’s Government and Legislators to ‘reflect’ on the bill approved in the second debate that legalizes the production of hemp for industrial purposes and cannabis for medicinal use.

Iglesia de San Rafael (sometimes called Parroquía de San Rafael Arcángel) in the quaint town of Zarcero

The Government has not yet announced whether it will sign or veto the initiative, in recent days it has reported that it is analyzing it in light of international legislation and that it would send a counterproposal to the Legislative Assembly.

The president of the Episcopal Conference, José Manuel Garita, considers that the approved text contains provisions that entail risks to public health and safety, as well as some inconsistencies that should be resolved.

- Advertisement -

Garita pointed out that in the event that the Executive Branch signs the Law, all mechanisms that manage to nullify the health and safety risks of this activity must be ensured.

One of the arguments of the Catholic Church is that they predict a “difficult control of illicit plantations.” However, in the bill, this was an aspect that was regulated by the legislators.

In addition, they fear that “an uncontrolled cultivation of psychoactive cannabis” will cause “serious damage to public health.”

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

“We must not get used to violence” Bishops in Costa Rica warn

QCOSTARICA (Agenzia Fides)  "Yes to justice, to love, to peace", said...

Increase in traffic accidents is a possibility by legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes

QCOSTARICA - The possibility that fatal traffic accidents due to marijuana...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.