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Delta-8 THC: A window of opportunity for Latin America

What is delta-8 THC? Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that is being talked about these days due to the slightly different properties of its much more known brother, delta-9 THC. Both have similar psychoactive effects such as a light euphoria and pleasant sensations of happiness and optimism. Even better, it opens up apetite, helps in …

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Cannabis investing: Avoid these 5 common pitfalls

FOMO, confirmation bias result in irresponsible investments. Identifying competitive advantages and applying lessons learned greatly mitigates risk. Investor´s appetite for the global cannabis industry continues trending up. As new markets come online with fresh regulation, like Mexico, Morocco or Ecuador, local entrepreneurs rush to capitalize on the opportunity. However, well established companies and start-up entrepreneurs …

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How land ownership laws impact cannabis investing in Mexico

The very particular rural land ownership structure that exists in Mexico is a factor that must be carefully considered regarding the way either psychoactive cannabis or industrial hemp will be cultivated once they are authorized as expected by December 2021. According to article 27 of the Mexican Constitution and the Agrarian Law, three forms of …

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Dried flower exports from Colombia? Prospects for 2021

Since late 2019, numerous representatives of the cannabis industry pointed out that exporting dry cannabis flower represents a major commercial opportunity for Colombia. As of April 2021, the government of president Ivan Duque, has considered the requests of industry leaders but has not made any decisions. Apparently, the economic emergency caused by the coronavirus and …

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Mexico moves forward: regulation for medical use

Last January, the Mexican government published the guidelines for the medicinal use of cannabis (Secretaría de Gobernación, 2021). The text describes the rules for the production of raw materials, pharmacological derivatives and cannabis medicines, and establishes the procedures for product  import and export. With this regulatory advance, the Mexican government launched the medical cannabis industry. …

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Welcome, Ecuador!

After months of waiting and working hand in hand with the competent authorities, on Monday October 19th the week opened with excellent news: the Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador issued the regulations that govern the medical and industrial cannabis sector in the country. Although it may seem a little late in comparison with its neighbor …

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