Will Colombia’s overhaul of cannabis industry rules resuscitate the promising sector?

By Matt Lamers Colombian President Ivan Duque signed a decree into law that will expand revenue opportunities for domestic cannabis businesses inside and outside the country, a move some industry sources say could resuscitate a sector that has not yet come close to meeting expectations. Duque’s decree lifts the prohibition on the export of dried medical marijuana and potentially … Read more

Cannabis Crowdgrowing: A Hope for the Many

By Iera Uriona For Ganjactivist.com Almost without realizing it, cannabis is already part of our lives. In recent years, cannabis has gone from being a dangerous plant that corrupts everyone who consumes it, to a miraculous plant with multiple health benefits. The fact is, it has always been beneficial, and has been used as a … Read more

The cannabis industry is booming, but for many Black Americans the price of entry is steep.

Patrice Worthy in Washington Social equity rules can reduce barriers to entry for communities most affected by discriminatory drug laws. While Bernard Noble sat in a Louisiana jail riding out a 13-year sentence for possession of 2.8 grams of marijuana, cannabis legalization and decriminalization swept through the United States. With no chance of parole under Louisiana’s “habitual offender” … Read more

Colombia Gets a Leg Up in Global Marijuana Export Market

By Tiffany Kary Colombia is already world renowned for its coffee beans and flowers. Now, a new decree could make it a a major exporter of marijuana as well. A directive signed by President Ivan Duque in late July allows the export of dried marijuana flower, giving a boost to an industry that has so far … Read more

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