Articles By Laura Gamba

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Hits the Brakes on Legalizing Medical Cannabis and Hemp

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.

Panama

Panama’s President Signs a Medicinal Cannabis Bill

After a five-year push, activists celebrated the new law, though some of them say it is still too restrictive.

Argentina

Argentina Prepares to Expand Medical Cannabis and Hemp Industries

A bill regulating both has already passed in the Senate and it is expected to sail through the Chamber of Deputies.

Colombia

With Exports, Colombia Aims to “Play Big” in the Global Cannabis Industry

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.

Mexico

Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to End Cannabis Prohibition

In an historic vote, cannabis prohibition was deemed unconstitutional by Mexico’s Supreme Court.

Mexico

Mexico: Lawmakers Miss their Deadline to Legalize Cannabis

While some lawmakers are considering a special session, the Supreme Court could also take action.

Mexico

Mexico: Lower House Vote Brings Cannabis Legalization One Step Closer

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a legalization bill, which will now return to the Senate, bringing Mexico closer to becoming the world's largest legal cannabis market.

Mexico

Mexico: Lawmakers Again Resume Cannabis Legalization Conversations

Lawmakers are set to vote on an amended cannabis legalization bill this week. Their deadline, which has already been extended three times, is April 30.

Mexico

Mexico: Supreme Court Extends Deadline For Lawmakers to Legalize Cannabis

Lawmakers now have until April 2021 to pass a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use.