Colombia authorizes export of dried cannabis flower for medicinal purposes

The decree, which regulates the safe and informed use of the plant, also allows the transfer of cannabis to free zones so that it can be cut, dried, transformed and packaged, as reported by the Colombian government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian President Iván Duque signed this Friday (23) a decree authorizing the export of dried cannabis flowers for medicinal purposes, to provide more incentives to the pharmaceutical industry in the country and guarantee access to medicines derived from the plant.

The decree also seeks to encourage the market for cannabis, the scientific name for marijuana, and its use in scientific, medicinal, and industrial research to promote the country's economic reactivation, job creation, and industrial development.

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