3rd Canadian firm wins OK to grow, sell MMJ in Colombia

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Another company with strong Canadian ties said it received a license this week to begin the cultivation, distribution and export of medical marijuana in Colombia.

CannaVida SAS – based in Colombia and run by a team of Canadian executives – said it will proceed with the production of its 2-million-square-foot (185,000-square-meter) cultivation facility in Santander, Colombia.

The company also said it received a permit to commence construction of a 450,000-square-foot “cannabis campus,” which will include a 15,000-square-foot processing and extraction laboratory.

Two other Canadian companies said they received medical marijuana licenses in Colombia this week:

  • Toronto-based Khiron Life Sciences said its subsidiary, Khiron Colombia SAS, has been granted all the licenses required for the cultivation, domestic distribution and export of medical cannabis in Colombia.
  • Toronto-based PharmaCielo’s subsidiary in Colombia, PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., has also received licenses for the cultivation, domestic distribution and export of medical cannabis.

Colombia legalized medical marijuana two years ago.

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