Argentina legalized CBD and cannabis for medicinal and scientific research purposes in March 2017.
However, according to Pablo Cano Trilla. there is a significant black market for cannabis products due to a lack of enforcement.
“The law is ambiguous and as a result there are different interpretations of what exactly is permitted under the regulations in various regional jurisdictions,” he said.
The state is also getting in on the game.
In November last year, for instance, the government of Jujuy, a province in the northwest, announced plans to develop the world’s biggest legal cannabis farm (14,000 hectares) through a joint venture between Cannabis Avatãra State Society - a company that it owns - and US firm Green Leaf Farms.
“This joint venture has obtained permits to grow, extract, manufacture and export cannabis-based products to other countries where these products are legal,” said a statement by the provincial government.