Costa Rica has legalized the cultivation and processing of Hemp under a recently signed law that attributes supervision to the agriculture and health agencies. The new law also establishes a legal framework for marijuana in medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Released in mid-September, the legislation puts the agriculture, production, industrialization, and marketing of Cannabis under the responsibility of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Additionally, the Ministry of health is in charge of research and academic study. Licenses will be granted for the development of medicines, cosmetics, essential oils, and other products for therapeutic use, as well as for food and industrial applications. The law includes a section on crimes, offenses, administrative penalties, and confiscation, as well as a chapter on incentives for producer organizations and small businesses.

Cannabis Law Report, 10/25/2020 20:23:50

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