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US Hemp Legalization and How Latin America Will Benefit

After the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp production in the United States, the rest of the world suddenly was focused on what was going to happen next, specifically pertaining to CBD exports. The U.S. industry remains in limbo as it awaits CBD regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Yet, on […]

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Snapshot: Chile, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay

South America is becoming the talk of the cannabis industry. Each country on that continent is working on different stages of legalization and regulation, which means there is still room for market development and investment. In this session, legal global cannabis industry veteran Bob Hoban will take a look at four Latin American countries that […]

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Snapshot: Mexico and The Caribbean

Mexico and the Caribbean are two Latin American cannabis markets not to overlook. Mexico is in a state of regulatory limbo, while the Caribbean continues to expand its market. But both markets are making strides and defining their place in the global cannabis industry. You’ll get insights on: What’s next for Mexico and the Caribbean […]

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Colombia: Big Business Domestically and Internationally

In 2017, a new legal framework in Colombia opened the door to commercial cultivation, processing, domestic sale and export of medical cannabis products. As a result, Colombia has so far received more foreign cannabis investment commitments than the rest of South America combined. But, like most countries navigating the domestic and international cannabis space, Colombia […]

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Cannabis Social Impact in Colombia

Long before a regulatory framework took shape, certain regions of the Colombian countryside had been home to small and medium-sized cultivators of illicit marijuana. When Colombia legalized medical cannabis, an objective of the law was to include these small farming communities in the legal cannabis framework. Sourcing raw materials from outside your operation is mandated […]

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Uruguay: The Cannabis Pioneer

When Uruguay fully legalized marijuana in December 2013, legislators were thinking about public safety, not about creating an industry. Implementing the law has been challenging, but in the past year or two, things started to move faster. Now the country offers business opportunities in sectors related to cannabis—from growing exclusively for the recreational market to […]

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Potential Powerhouse: Where Brazil Stands

Brazil is currently the largest Latin American market in terms of patient numbers and sales of legal cannabis products – despite the country’s restricted access. What’s promising is the potential for upcoming reform in which domestic cultivation would be regulated for the first time and cannabis products could be registered without finished clinical trials. You’ll […]

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