Latin America

Passage of law in Argentina could spark $500 million market

Regulated medical cannabis and hemp industries in Argentina could generate 10,000 new jobs, $500 million in domestic sales and $50…

June 11, 2021

Canadian CBD company says it will target UK, launch drink in Costa Rica

Toronto-based Flora Growth Corp., said it has plans to export three CBD-based products into the UK and is poised for…

May 31, 2021

Critics say govt. failing Paraguay’s small farmers by blocking seeds

Hemp stakeholders in Paraguay say the government is favoring large business interests to the disadvantage of peasant farmers in contravention…

April 21, 2021

Uruguayan, Canadian companies team up in Colombia

YVY Life Sciences of Uruguay said it signed an agreement with Vancouver, Canada-based Blueberries Medical Corp. to jointly develop cannabis…

April 7, 2021

Costa Rican law enforcement officials block transport of trial crops

Public security officials in Costa Rica say they can't guarantee a shipment of hemp material between two research sites won't…

January 22, 2021

Hemp ‘viable’ in Bahamas, but cross-pollination is a worry

Cannabis officials in The Bahamas say they still back hemp, but the commonwealth's fortunes in the sector will depend on…

January 6, 2021

Puerto Rico ag secretary says without private investment, hemp will stall

Puerto Rico needs to attract private investment to develop infrastructure for the hemp sector or the U.S. territory risks missing…

January 5, 2021

Hemp trials set in Ecuador

Researchers will sow 140 hemp plants in the Ecuadorian provinces of Imbabura and Pichincha as part of the first trials…

December 23, 2020

Uruguay clears animal CBD line

Uruguay's Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Feed has approved “anbidiol,” a line of CBD animal health products from Australia's Creso…

December 22, 2020

Mexican cannabis bill is delayed

The lower house of the Mexican Congress has agreed to postpone a vote on the country's Federal Law of Cannabis…

December 10, 2020