Colombia aims to become global export leader in medicinal marijuana in 2018

Published in World News

Colombia could supply 44% of the global demand for medicinal marijuana in 2018 after the board of directors of the country’s Drug Control Fund authorized the harvest of 40,5 tons of this plant for export-only proposes.

In an interview with Caracol – a leading Colombian radio network – the director of the Fondo Nacional de Estupefacientes, Andrés López, claimed that Canada could become the first beneficiary of Colombian-grown medicinal marijuana, followed by Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Paraguay.

Even though the director of the drug agency said that the amount of exports destined to each specific nation has yet to be confirmed, the demand for Colombian cannabis has already attracted trans-national pharmaceutical companies, including PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings, a subsidiary of the Canadian medicinal marijuana company PharmaCielo Ltd.

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