Colombia Gets A New Legal Cannabis Enterprise

Colombia has launched an ambitious initiative to provide a legal market for peasant cannabis cultivators, supplying a new facility that will produce extracts for the Israeli medical market. This week, the companyOne Colombia, which now produces coffee infused with medicinal herbs, broke ground on the plant at the highland town of Corinto, in the southern region of Cauca, theVanguardianewspaper reports. With an investment of $1.5 million from Israeli partners, the plant is projected to produce 300 tons of oil extracts annually, from 10 times as much “primary material”—all provided by local small producers.This new “CauCannabis Cooperative” brings together small campesino growers from the Cauca municipalities of Corinto, Calotó, Toribío, Jambaló and others. These are areas long afflicted by naro-gang and guerilla violence, and the initiative consciously seeks to daylight the cannabis economy and bring it out from under the control ofcriminal cartels.Caracol Radioreported that the...



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