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South America

Uruguay Setting up New Cannabis Shops After Challenge by Banks

Banks are refusing to deal with companies linked to cannabis in order to follow international financial laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug, pharmacists and officials said.

Argentina Legalizes Medical Cannabis, Creates Research Program With Free Access

The legislation legalizes cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes and creates a research program for free patient access.

Canadian Cannabis Producer to Begin Exports to Chile

Tilray has entered a deal to begin exporting medical marijuana to Chile, the latest of the company’s initiatives to expand into overseas markets.

State of the Leaf: Alaska’s First Legal Cannabis Harvest Just Began. It’s Already Stalled.

While campaigns in the U.S. gear up for elections, an Israeli company is developing a cannabis testing system that doesn't destroy samples.

Longest Strike in Colombia’s History Dries Up Bogotá’s Cannabis Supply

Multiple social and political factors have converged in Colombia, leading to cannabis shortages and skyrocketing prices.

Uruguay’s Cannabis Cup Crowns Top Indoor, Outdoor Growers

At the Cannabis Cup over the weekend, a panel of regional experts judged entries for aroma, flavor, effects and strength before picking the winners of the best indoor and outdoor crops.

Security Fears Are Holding Back Uruguay’s Cannabis Rollout

Most pharmacists haven't signed on to the country's pioneering cannabis program, citing security concerns and complaining of paperwork, cost increases or opposition from customers.

Women in Cannabis: Paola Pineda Is Bogota’s Top Cannabis Doc

Hailed by the press as "the cannabis doctor," this 37-year-old surgeon is helping legitimize medical cannabis in Colombia.

Colombia Close to Legalizing Medical Cannabis

The bill still needs the signature of President Juan Manuel Santos to become the law of the land.

The Shake: Hillary the ‘Drug Warrior,’ a Utah Senator’s Escape Plan, and a Football Coach Fired for Growing the Wrong Crop

In today's Shake: Further evidence MMJ is no joke, a new study on cannabis and pregnancy, and a deity — and his many followers — with a taste for cannabis.