Latest news in Cannabis.

Colombia Gets a New Legal Cannabis Enterprise – High Times

#READ Colombia Gets a New Legal Cannabis Enterprise.

  • Colombia Gets a New Legal Cannabis Enterprise
  • Colombia has launched an ambitious initiative to provide a legal market for peasant cannabis cultivators, supplying a new facility that will produce extracts for the Israeli medical market.
  • � 2016 High Times All Rights Reserved Legal Disclaimer Privacy Policy Advertise Submissions
  • News Culture Grow Medicinal Edibles Business Shop Marketplace Cannabis Cup The Magazine Find Pot
  • Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Canada Could Cripple Alcohol Market

Colombia has launched an ambitious initiative to provide a legal market for peasant cannabis cultivators, supplying a new facility that will produce extracts for the Israeli medical market.

@HIGH_TIMES_Mag: #READ Colombia Gets a New Legal Cannabis Enterprise.

Colombia has launched an ambitious initiative to provide a legal market for peasant cannabis cultivators, supplying a new facility that will produce extracts for the Israeli medical market.

This week, the company One Colombia, which now produces coffee infused with medicinal herbs, broke ground on the plant at the highland town of Corinto, in the southern region of Cauca, the Vanguardia newspaper reports. With an investment of $1.5 million from Israeli partners, the plant is projected to produce 300 tons of oil extracts annually, from 10 times as much “primary material”—all provided by local small producers.

This new “CauCannabis Cooperative” brings together small campesino growers from the Cauca municipalities of Corinto, Calotó, Toribío, Jambaló and others. These are areas long afflicted by naro-gang and guerilla violence, and the initiative consciously seeks to daylight the cannabis economy and bring it out from under the control of criminal cartels. 

Caracol Radio reported that the ground-breaking ceremony for the Corinto plant was attended by the mayors of these municipios, as well as a representative from Gobernación, the executive body of Cauca’s regional government. The plant is expected to begin operations early next year, pending license from Colombia’s national government. Peasant growers will be producing up to 30 varieties. La FM Radio reported that up to 50 percent of Cauca’s growers could be legalized under the plan.

The initiative is the fruit of a campaign by advocates for Cauca’s mostly indigenous campesinos. After Colombia granted its first medical marijuana cultivation license earlier this year, advocates protested that it had gone to a Canadian company, operating out of the Antioquia region in the north—bypassing the indigenous peasantry of Cauca, the country’s traditional cannabis heartland.

El Tiempo  newspaper quoted the words of Corinto mayor Edward García at the ceremony: “We hope this medical marijuana will be an opportunity to transform the reality of violence, of conflict. There are nearly 1,500 illegal cultivators, and we are confident that with this proposal they can be legalized as soon as the licenses are authorized.”

You can keep up with all of HIGH TIMES’ marijuana news right here .

Colombia Gets a New Legal Cannabis Enterprise – High Times

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.

Subscribe To Personalized Notifications

You are subscribing to jobs matching your current search criteria.

Email Notifications

Email notifications will be sent to you Subscribe

 

Custom RSS Feed

Your personalized RSS Feed is below, copy the address to your RSS reader. Subscribe