Articles By Laura Gamba
An adult use bill advanced farther than ever before. But opposition to reforms, and to the president, led to a seven-vote gap.
With a new Congress and a new president, an adult use bill is advancing that could flip the switch by June if not sooner.
The industry will be seen as a player in the economy—and likely legalized—after President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7.
A proposal circulated but was quickly halted as ruling party members disagreed on the way forward.
Three years after the Supreme Court ruled out prohibition, lawmakers still haven’t reached consensus on regulation.
After months of delays, a bill to legalize and regulate both came within a whisker of passing. But it was re-routed at the last minute, and its future is unclear.
After a five-year push, activists celebrated the new law, though some of them say it is still too restrictive.
A bill regulating both has already passed in the Senate and it is expected to sail through the Chamber of Deputies.
President Iván Duque issued a decree to lift a ban on cannabis flower exports, five years after medical cannabis became legal, and the industry sees opportunity.