Tilray Announces New Subsidiary Tilray Latin America

Alef Chile Acquired by Tilray

Recently acquired subsidiary Alef Biotechnology officially renamed Tilray Latin America CANADA:  – Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research and production, today announced that after completing an acquisition of its existing import and distribution partner Alef Biotechnology SpA, the company has officially relaunched as Tilray Latin America SpA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray. Tilray Latin America Read the full article…

Tilray Strengthens Presence in Latin America With Acquisition Of Alef Biotechnology

Alef Chile Acquired by Tilray

CANADA: Tilray, Inc., a global leader in cannabis research and production, today announced that it has completed an acquisition of its existing import and distribution partner Alef Biotechnology SpA. The acquisition will allow Tilray to import, produce and distribute Tilray branded medical cannabis products in Chile and to create a hub to distribute Tilray products throughout Read the full article…

Uruguay Unveils Marijuana Regulation Details

The regulations allow three forms of access to marijuana. Uruguayans can purchase up to 40 grams per month – with a limit of 10 grams per week – from registered pharmacies. They can also choose to cultivate up to 6 homegrown plants, with a cap on annual production at 480 grams

URUGUAY: The Uruguayan government has unveiled long-awaited regulations for its recreational marijuana market — a move that steers the tiny nation of 3.3 million people away from the prohibitionist war on drugs, with its disastrous consequences in Latin America, and toward a drug policy based on improving public health and security. Although Uruguay’s Congress approved the measure in December — Read the full article…

Peru Calls For Debate On The Legalization Of Marijuana

Activists on both sides of the pot debate are pointing to Colorado to make their case for legalization across the country.

PERU:  Peru should consider legalizing marijuana, the former head of the country’s National Drug Control Commission has said. Uruguay recently became Latin America’s first nation to legalize the marijuana industry, encouraging its neighbors to follow suit. Former director of the Peruvian National Drug Control Commission (DEVIDA) Ricardo Soberon appealed to the government to consider the Read the full article…

Uruguay's Neighbors Now Considering Legalization Of Pot

Argentina’s anti-drug czar Juan Carlos Molina has called for a public discussion on pot legalization.

ARGENTINA:  Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Following the momentous vote by its smaller neighbor’s senate this month — making it the first nation in the world to completely legalize the soft drug — Argentina’s anti-drug czar Juan Carlos Molina has called for Read the full article…

Uruguay President Mujica Signs Marijuana Law

Bureaucrats now have until April 9 to write the fine print for regulating every aspect of the marijuana market, from growing to selling in a network of pharmacies.

They hope to have the whole system in place by the middle of next year. But as of Tuesday, growing pot at home is legal in Uruguay, up to six plants per family and an annual harvest of 480 grams.

URUGUAY:  A spokesman for President Jose Mujica of Uruguay says the leader has quietly signed into law the government’s plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana. Presidential secretary Diego Canepa told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mujica signed the legislation Monday night. That was the last formal step for the law to Read the full article…

In Costa Rica, Candidates Tell Pot Smokers Not To Hold Their Breath On Marijuana Legalization

Costa Rica’s two leading presidential candidates have said they do not support the full legalization of marijuana in Costa Rica. Proponents of medical marijuana, however, might glean some hope from the candidates’ responses.

COSTA RICA: It looks like there will be little momentum in Costa Rica from Uruguay’s historic legalization of marijuana last week. Costa Rica’s two leading presidential candidates have said they do not support the full legalization of marijuana in Costa Rica. Proponents of medical marijuana, however, might glean some hope from the candidates’ responses. Soon after Read the full article…

In 'Brave Break With Failed Model,' Uruguay Passes Historic Marijuana Legalization

"We've given this market as a gift to the drug traffickers," said Mujica, "and that is more destructive socially than the drug itself, because it rots the whole of society."

URUGUAY: Uruguay has chosen to “bravely break with the failed prohibitionist model” in becoming the first country to legalize and regulate the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana in a landmark bill passed by the country’s parliament Tuesday. The bill, which will be signed by leftist President José Mujica, was designed as an “experiment aimed at finding Read the full article…

Finally, A Nation Legalizes Pot

The bill was approved in the Chamber of Deputies in late July and passed in the Chamber of Senators today with 16 out of 29 votes.

URUGUAY: Editor’s note: Hannah Hetzer, who is based in Montevideo, Uruguay, is the policy manager of the Americas for the Drug Policy Alliance. (CNN) – Today, Uruguay became the first nation to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, distribution and sale. In the year and a half since President Jose Mujica announced the proposal Read the full article…

Uruguay Set To Legalize Marijuana

Activists outside the Parliament building while lawmakers debate the bill legalizing marijuana, in Montevideo.

URUGUAY:  Juan Andres Palese says he’s a frustrated entrepreneur. His business, the sale of products for growing and processing marijuana, has always been in a legal limbo in Uruguay, his country. Legally speaking, it’s a complicated and risky situation. Selling accessories for the cultivation of cannabis is legal, but the production, sale and distribution of Read the full article…