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Argentina is loosening cannabis laws.
So far, medical marijuana is not entirely legal until it passes through the government. However, President Alberto Fernández recently signed the regulatory bill, so medical cannabis legalization should be right around the corner.
The bill was allegedly designed to help create new jobs in South America and promote the safety, quality, control, and traceability of the cannabis and hemp production chain.
The bill creates a regulatory scheme for the following;
All of which apply to the cannabis plant, seeds, and other cannabis products for medicinal purposes or industrial use.
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The ARICCAME will be responsible for;
The ARICCAME will look into different research initiatives for cannabis and help create more scientific findings around the plant. It will look for help from Argentinian universities and other provincial science and tech organizations.
The country also created the National Seed Institute (INASE), which will look after and regulate seed production and distribution with an eagle-eye view from the Ministry of Agriculture.
Argentina’s President hopes that creating a regulatory framework for medicinal cannabis and industrial help will;
The country will also look into using hemp for industrial purposes like;
There’s currently no news on when Argentina will fully legalize medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp. But with President Fernández having signed the law and passing it, the move should be a matter of months, if not weeks.