Articles By Laura Gamba

Colombia

Colombia: A New President Could Jump-Start Cannabis

The industry will be seen as a player in the economy—and likely legalized—after President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7.

Mexico

Mexico: Cannabis Regulation is Still Stalled

A proposal circulated but was quickly halted as ruling party members disagreed on the way forward.

Mexico

Mexico: Cannabis Legalization Stumbles—Again

Three years after the Supreme Court ruled out prohibition, lawmakers still haven’t reached consensus on regulation.

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.