AND HIS RACE FOR THE REGULATION OF MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL CANNABIS
For many years since the prohibition, cannabis has been considered a control drug by state entities and cataloged as a public health problem for society, for which it has not had good eyes when it comes to regulating, to combat in turn, the illicit market that is present and latent in each nation, and is controlled by organizations outside the law that even cross many borders.
Colombia has not been immune to this situation and for a long time since the war, it has had the stigma of being among the countries with the highest illegal cannabis production, being the world pantry for recreational cannabis. However, in recent months a green wave or race has been forming in the European powers to position or categorize cannabis outside of the strongest drugs with which it has always been compared; which has made countries such as Germany, Malta, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg, look for the best possible way to regulate the adult use market and thus combat the figures of the black market, while offering consumers safe and informed access to quality cannabis from a trusted source.
Undoubtedly, this career cannot be done in a hurry and takes all the administrative and legal time that corresponds to a change in national regulations and its regulation, where it is explained how issues such as cultivation, dispensing, maximum limits, taxes and fees, prohibitions, size and consumption, there are many pillars that must be taken into account to carry out a satisfactory transition towards the release of the plant.
Although it is true that first experience speaks of the regulation of medicinal cannabis, some countries have considered adult use first on their agendas and later medicinal use, due to the greater regulatory conditions that this opening entails, only from 2020 to By 2025, growth of 24% per year is expected, and this figure will be higher as more countries join this green wave.