Latin America

‘Hemp can work wonders for the agriculture of Latin America’

INTERVIEW: Lorenzo Rolim da Silva is a consultant to international companies in the development of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp…

July 30, 2020

Marketing of hemp products in Paraguay could begin this year

The marketing of hemp products in Paraguay could begin as soon as December of this year under a government program…

July 27, 2020

Hemp law in Ecuador goes into effect, with 1.0% THC limit

Ecuador has legalized the growing of hemp, excluding it from the list substances subject to rules under the country's Comprehensive…

July 13, 2020

Uruguay agency sets a roadmap for hemp sector development

Cannabis-derived food & feed, cosmetics, medicine and genetics offer the best export opportunities for Uruguay in the coming years, according…

June 26, 2020

View from Bogotá: ‘The hemp opportunity goes way beyond CBD’

INTERVIEW: Manuel Baselga is a public affairs executive and social entrepreneur with 15+ years’ operational experience in over 25 emerging…

May 27, 2020

Jamaican CBD maker says it has secured $1 million to expand

Organic Growth Holdings Jamaica Ltd. (OGH) said it has secured a capital investment of US$1 million to expand its Trelawny,…

May 6, 2020

Medical cannabis stalled in Puerto Rico, but hemp moving ahead

A Puerto Rico legislator has proposed a measure that would allow the cultivation of marijuana and hemp for medical products,…

April 29, 2020

New cannabis law in Mexico criticized as restrictive on hemp

Mexican hemp stakeholders say a new cannabis law moving through the legislative process would significantly hamper hemp interests because it…

March 18, 2020

As regulatory framework advances, LatAm will be hemp leader

INTERVIEW: A founding member of Gmiracle SAS, Bogata, Leandro McMahon participated in the debates of the Colombian congress, as well…

October 21, 2019

Policies, fertile land and climate signal potential for Latin American hemp

While hemp is not a panacea for endemic poverty in Latin America & The Caribbean, the region's climate, land mass…

October 7, 2019