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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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EU GMP Certification

Ready, set, off we go to Europe!

Last week, Colombian LP Clever Leaves proudly announced they received Colombia’s first EU-GMP certification to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), thus placing Colombian production one step closer to international exports. Leading position The news was received by the industry as a complete game-changer and glimpse of hope, not only because of the current global halt, …

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COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities for the Cannabis Sector in Colombia

COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for the cannabis sector

The Shock The cannabis stock crash of 2019 combined with the current public health situation has brought the global cannabis sector to an unprecedented situation: access to fresh capital is scarce. Companies in need of capital will need to adapt to this new reality by re-shaping its value proposition and convincing investors of their unique …

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Cannabis Opportunities in the Prominent Markets of South America

Updates and opportunities in South America’s prominent markets

URUGUAY In Uruguay, the regulation is complete and covers everything from industrial use to recreational use. However, the implementation of the standard and the development of capacities and knowledge of public institutions have been obstacles for the industry. Even with the newly positioned government, the industry does not see possibilities for a regressive orientation, as …

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Industrial hemp in Colombia

Non-photodependent industrial hemp: The new Colombian El Dorado

Expectations vs. reality Sources consulted at the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) confirm that the institute expects an avalanche of PEAs (Agronomic Evaluation Tests) by 2020. The vast majority will focus on non-psychoactive cannabis varieties, since the delay accumulated in the Ministry of Health to process applications for cannabis processing licenses has many companies waiting for …

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