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Colombian Clever Leaves made first shipment of medical cannabis to the U.S.

QCOLOMBIA – Clever Leaves, a Colombian company authorized to handle pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids, announced that its subsidiary, Herbal Brands, managed to establish a strategic alliance with Looper Group and TruSource Hemp Group, to import the first commercial shipment of medicinal cannabis to the United...

Political pressure grows for medical marijuana and hemp

QCOSTARICA -A group of legislators is pressuring the government to take advantage of the current period of extraordinary sessions to process the legislation that regulates the market for medical marijuana and hemp. They asked President Carlos Alavarado for consistency with the promise he made at...

Legislators urge President Alvarado to present the bill on medicinal cannabis and hemp

QCOSTARICA - Given the economic boost that the bill on Cannabis for Medicinal and Therapeutic use and Hemp for Food and Industrial use (Ley del Cannabis para uso Medicinal y Terapéutico y del Cáñamo para uso Alimentario e Industrial) could give the country, legislators...

Costa Rica legislators endorse medicinal use of cannabis

QCOSTARICA - The bill that would authorize the medicinal and therapeutic use of cannabis and the food and industrial use of hemp is advancing in Congress. The Environment Commission of the Legislative Assembly ruled affirmatively this Wednesday the initiative promoted by the independent legislator Zoila...

Costa Rica begins evaluation of industrial hemp

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) reported the beginning of evaluations for the cultivation of industrial hemp in Costa Rica, with the first three cultivars. "Three cultivars of the species that are used for the production of fibers, seeds and essential oils were brought...

Cannabis would aid in economic recovery

The cultivation of Cannabis hemp ( cáñamo in Spanish) would help the economic reactivation, informed President Carlos Alvarado, who announced on Monday that he will be sending a bill to the Legislative Assembly this week. The idea is that the incipient sector has all the...

Colombia Is Becoming A Major Medical Marijuana Producer

While other countries are now passing laws to permit the production, import and export of medical marijuana, Colombia has a leg up on them because it did so three years ago. Workers prune marijuana plants at a Clever Leaves greenhouse in Pesca, Colombia. The company...

The Plant People Are Buying Online For A ‘Legal High’: It’s Not Cannabis.

A recent study by a group of scientists in Bern, Switzerland examining a cannabinoid extracted from a rare moss-like plant--a member of the liverwort family--growing only in Japan, New Zealand, and Costa Rica has revealed potentially useful properties that may be valuable for people...

High expectations for Colombia’s medical cannabis reveal experts

Marijuana. Dope. Pot. Weed. Ganja. These are just some of the slang names of the psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant stereotyped as the preferred drug of hippies, stoners and irresponsible members of society. This image of cannabis, however, is the corrupt twin brother of...

The Future of Ganja in Costa Rica

2017 was a fantastic year for international cannabis reform with countries in South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and elsewhere ending the prohibition of marijuana in a variety of ways. But one of the regions that has been slow to adopt the global awakening of ganja...

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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