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Couple used fast food delivery services to hide sales of marijuana pastries

HQ - A couple was arrested on suspicion of using fast food delivery services to deliver marijuana pastries sold in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). The detention on Wednesday, but made public this Friday, by the Ministry of Public Security (MSP), was carried out by...

Mexico: Congress passes marijuana legalization bill

Q24N - Mexico's Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday passed legislation that would legalize marijuana for recreational, medical, and scientific uses. The bill would make Mexico one of the largest markets for the legal marijuana industry, along with Canada and Uruguay. The bill was passed with...

72 tons of drugs seized in Costa Rica were destroyed with plasma in Miami

HQ - The 71.7 tons of illegal drugs (a record number) seized from drug traffickers in 2020 were flown on US planes to Miami, (USA), to be destroyed by an innovative process called plasma gasification, saving Costa Rica money. In Miami, the seized drugs are...

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...

Alleged fisherman with half a ton of drugs in a boat throws himself into the sea to try to flee from the Police

QCOSTARICA - An alleged fisherman who was traveling with half a ton of marijuana in a boat, jumped into the sea to try to flee from the Police and thus avoid being arrested for drug trafficking. However, despite the fact that the man, a 33-year-old...

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...

Tourists intended to leave Costa Rica with 83 kilos of chocolate with marijuana

Two men were arrested at the Daniel Oduber International airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, accused of trying to smuggle out a large load of marijuana-laced chocolates out of the country. The men attracted the attention of authorities hauling seven pieces of luggage as they...

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...

How to Know Which CBD Product is Right for You

During the last couple of years, CBD (Cannabidiol)has started appearing everywhere. Not only is it becoming the norm to find CBD infused into smoothies served at trendy juice stops and health stores, but it’s also used in skincare. The next big thing is for...

Tennessee judges investigated for “trips” they took to Costa Rica

(AP) - Two Tennessee judges investigated for trips they took to Costa Rica have been disciplined. The Tennessean.com reports government travel records show Judges Aaron Holt and Monte Watkins were in Costa Rica at the same time as former judge Cason “Casey” Moreland , who’s...

Colombian marijuana returns to the Costa Rica market after 11 years

During 2018, the Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) - Drug Control Police - began to detect small shipments of Colombian marijuana into Costa Rican territory. The weed was camouflaged in cocaine shipments. This called the attention of authorities, who began to try to understand...

Marijuana filled corn flakes

Breakfast of champions almost took a new meaning in La Reforma prison, authorities finding marijuana hidden in flakes of corn cereal. The illegal drug was being introduced Thursday morning into the prison by a 46-year-old man identified by his last name Agüero Solano who wanted...

ICD: “The law has not changed, selling marijuana is illegal”

(QCostarica.com) The director of the Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas (ICD) - Costa Rican Institute on Drugs - Guillermo Araya, raised his voice and reminded the people who are behind the business of selling marijuana, that this activity is still illegal in Costa Rica. Araya made...

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...

OIJ raids 40 houses to dsimantle drug distribution network in Heredia (Photos)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) raided a total of 40 homes in the province of Heredia in an attempt to dismantle a gang dedicated to the distribution of illegal drugs. In total 5 groups were targeted...

Significant Growth In Marijuana Consumption In Costa Rica Has Replaced Tobacco.

Tobacco consumption dropped considerably in the Costa Rica in recent years. According to the authorities, the preference for this drug fell and maintains a "tendency to disappear". This was explained by Guillermo Araya, director of the Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas (ICD) - Costa Rican Institute...

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...

Duron Harmon Apologizes On Incident in Costa Rica

Duron Harmon took to Instagram Saturday night to issue an apology following the incident in Costa Rica.  The New England Patriots defensive back was denied entry into Costa Rica Friday after authorities at the airport caught him with 58 grams of marijuana. Harmon wrote on...

Patriots’ Duron Harmon Denied Entry Into Costa Rica, Caught With Marijuana

New England Patriots' Duron Harmon was denied entry into Costa Rica for trying to bring marijuana into the country, some 58 grams of cannabis inside a can of ice tea, cannabis oil, a THC candy and four glass containers of compressed marijuana. Authorities at the...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting on a lucrative Colombian weed crop, bound for markets around...

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...

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...

In Costa Rica, Crime Does Pay. Until …

A criminal gang operating in Perez Zeledon and Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, in the southern zone, dealing in illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and crack, had sales of more than ¢20 million colones a week. Until. Until ... Wednesday ... when the Organismo de...

Italian Tourist Arrested At San Jose Airport For Carrying Hashish-impregnated In Paintings

UPDATE: On Tuesday (July 4) the Alajuela court ordered the Italian tourist to 3 months preventive detention. Q COSTA RICA - An Italian tourist, arriving in Costa Rica from Mexico this Monday morning may be spending more time in the country that he had possibly...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling the streets is the cause of many of the country's murders. This is the determination of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) analysis of the fundamental reason...

Uruguay: Legal Marijuana Offers Better Prices than Black Market

(Q24N) The marijuana that the Uruguayan state will sell in pharmacies from next July, will be competitive in terms of costs and quality compared to black market marijuana. According to the representative of the Movement for the Liberation of Cannabis, Bruno Calleros, the price of...

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...

“There Is No Beach in Costa Rica That Drug Traffickers Have Not Penetrated”, Security Minister

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (minister of Security), Gustavo Mata, has denounced an increase in drug trafficking in the country, and asked legislators to accelerate the approval of the bill on "Annulment of Ownership" in order to strengthen the...

Delays in Uruguay Marijuana Law Leave Door Ajar for Drug Trafficking

(Q24N, Insightcrime.org) Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers still acquire the product on the black market. The delays in the implementation of the legalization law have left...

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...

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