Articles By Laura Gamba

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.

Mexico

Mexico: Senate Passes Bill To Legalize Cannabis

After a historic session, the bill heads to the Chamber of Deputies. And while the president’s position is unclear, the Supreme Court has required legalization by December 15.

Mexico

In Mexico, Lawmakers Renew Push to Legalize Cannabis

Three Senate commissions approved a draft legalization bill, and a formal vote is expected on Wednesday to send the bill to the Senate floor. Lawmakers have until December 15 to meet the Supreme Court deadline to legalize.

Colombia

Colombia: Lawmakers Reject Adult-Use Cannabis Bill

Supporters of the bill argued that cannabis regulation is an alternative to the failed war on drugs, while opponents focused on the potential negative health effects.

Mexico

Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Regulations Now Expected By Early 2021

After three years of delays, the country’s regulations appeared ready to go into effect in September. Now, medical cannabis patients are looking at January.

Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay

Latin America: Can Cannabis Mitigate the Economic Devastation of the Pandemic?

Lawmakers in hard-hit Colombia, Mexico, and Paraguay see big benefits if leaders don’t tarry.

Argentina

Argentina May Loosen the Reins on Medical Cannabis

A draft regulation would allow home cultivation and sales of oils via pharmacies.

Colombia

Colombia: Global Expectations, But Not For the Small Farmer

Many small farmers here would like to grow cannabis legally, but a rigid bureaucracy and stiff financial requirements are fencing them out.

Mexico

Mexico: Senate Asks Supreme Court for More Time on Cannabis Legalization

Mexican lawmakers were racing to meet an April 30 deadline to legalize cannabis for adult use. And then coronavirus hit.