Tag: Colombia

Colombia Falls 7 Votes Short of Legalizing Recreational Cannabis, What Went Wrong?

June 25, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Last Tuesday, Colombia's Senate dealt a blow to decriminalizing recreational cannabis by rejecting a bill. The constitutional reform proposal fell short of 54 votes, receiving 43 against and 47 in favor. This decision was made just an hour before the conclusion of the current legislative session. Despite facing a setback, Senator Juan Carlos Losada of the Liberal Party remained optimistic and refrained from considering it a defeat. He highlighted the significant progress achieved by bringing such a contentious issue to… Read more.

Colombia Senate Rejects Cannabis Sales Bill

June 23, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

The Colombia Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bill to allow legal cannabis sales to adults, Reuters reports. The measure failed despite having a majority of support in the chamber — 47 voted in favor and 43 opposed but, as a constitutional amendment, the bill needed support from 54 senators, leaving it just seven votes short. Despite the vote, Interior Minister Luis Fernando Velasco indicated on Twitter that the administration of President Gustavo Petro would “insist on this issue.”   In an interview… Read more.

Colombian Senate falls short in bid to legalize recreational marijuana – for now

June 22, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Colombia’s Senate failed to approve a legal framework to regulate recreational marijuana sales, making it the latest country to fall short in a bid to bring illegal cannabis sales into the regulatory fold. A majority of Senators actually voted to approve the measure – with 47 in favor and 43 opposed – but the bill’s proponents required a minimum of 54 votes to advance the constitutional reform. Colombia follows Germany, Israel, Mexico and New Zealand in having announced ambitious recreational cannabis plans, only to ultimately come up short… Read more.

Colombia, The Cocaine Capital of the World, Is About to Legalize Weed and Is Already Shipping It Legally to Other Countries

May 23, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Colombia has endured the devastating impacts of the drug war like few other places. With its ideal climate, the country is well-suited for cultivating cannabis, coca, and various other psychoactive plants. Sprawling jungles and mountains provide refuge for rebels, cartels, smugglers, skilled farmers, and local persons involved in this industry. Since the 1950s, Colombia has been embroiled in an enduring armed civil conflict that precedes the drug war. This relentless battle thrives on the inflow of money and weaponry. Countless… Read more.