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Colombia's Cannabis Advantage

Cannabis use is legal in Colombia for medical purposes and enjoys widespread acceptance from the presidential suite to state and local levels of government. The central government is highly supportive of licensed medical professionals conducting original research under strict, pre-approved licensing regimes. Compared to North America, costs are far lower in Colombia for product development targeting specific market verticals.

Colombia enjoys rich biodiversity including many local strains (Colombian landraces)

● Widespread social acceptance of medical cannabis

● Geographic strategic location as a gateway between the Americas

● Low THC medications will be available over the counter

● Eastern Antioquia is one of the best places to grow medical cannabis

● Hub of Colombia’s cut flower industry

 

Colombia has 44% of the world quota for medical cannabis

● World leading agronomic production country

● Long experience in the cultivation of cannabis

● Business friendly legal framework that allows scientific and medical research

● Year round sunshine with 12 hours of sunlight ideal for organic cannabis cultivations.

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Medical Cannabis in Colombia

 

Colombia is uniquely positioned to dominate the Global Cannabis Cultivation Market. It is one of the world’s largest flower exporters, providing more than 75% of all cut flowers sold in the USA. Cannabis use is legal in Colombia for medical purposes, and enjoys widespread acceptance from the presidential suite to the state and local levels of government.

The government has legalized Cannabis for medicinal purposes. The country has a diversity of thermal zones where cannabis can be grown all year with multiple crops harvested annually. It is possible to obtain high quality secondary metabolites of Cannabis with sustainable agricultural practices at the lowest cost in the world.

Colombia - Geopolitics

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Population: 49,065,615, 2017 | World Rank: 29  *****   Area: 1,109,500, Square Kilometers | World Rank: 25   ******  GDP: $309,191USD in millions | 2017 | World Rank: 39

 

Colombia is located at the strategic meeting point of Central and South America. The country  has coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. 

 Colombia is dissected by three Andean mountain ranges: the Western, Central, and Eastern Cordilleras. Major population centres are concentrated in temperate zones at higher altitudes. 


 Colombia, a country that stands out in South America for not having had a left-wing populist leader in over three decades, also has an economy poised to challenge Argentina as the second-largest on the continent.  


 Colombia has a strong future ahead, according to the IMF and the Brookings Institution. In an IMF report on the financial stability of Colombia, the evaluation shows that the banks and institutions are in good health and performing well. The systems appear resilient to shocks. 


 Colombia's   lowered  unemployment rate, financial independence from the US, government seizure of drugs, and improved security makes this South American country a strategic target  for foreign and local investment. Lastly, after a peace treaty was signed and consolidated with the leftist group FARC,  peace and safety is  in Colombia’s present and future.

Colombia's Governmental Comprehensive Rural Reform

 This Rural  Reform (Reforma Rural Integral - RRI) lays down the foundation for the transformation of rural Colombia, create the conditions to ensure the health and well-being of the rural population and, in doing so, contribute to guarantee non-repetition of the conflict and to the construction of a stable and long-lasting peace.

 It aims to strengthen the state’s presence across the country, integrate the various regions, close ‘the gap’ between rural and urban areas, improve the agricultural industry, protect the environment and ensure that the right to food is progressively realised. 

Peace treaties with FARC

 With the peace agreement , the Colombian government assured the final termination of hostilities between the state security and law enforcement authorities, and the leftist group FARC–EP, therefore promoting stability and economic growth across the region