What would be the difference between the two categories? Therapeutic use does not require medical supervision, while medicinal use does.
The bill did not contemplate licensing to private firms, only to national farmers or cooperatives.
In addition, the bill distinguishes between products for therapeutic and medicinal use.
For producing medicinal cannabis, growers must apply for a license with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.
As reported by Canna Law, the proposal does not establish any special licensing requirements for hemp cultivation, other than those required for agricultural activity in general.
b) Reproduce Cannabis Sativa seeds and their varieties without the proper authorization of the Ministry of Health.
g) THCA or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid: it is one of the active components that contains cannabis naturally and is non-psychoactive, so it does not produce adverse effects on the user’s behavior.
RESEARCH, REGULATION AND CONTROL
ARTICLE 11- Attributions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
ARTICLE 28 – The proceeds of the tax on the export of products derived from Cannabis Sativa, its varieties and hemp created in this law will be destined for the Ministry of Finance.
According to Costa Rica’s research, marijuana and hemp production is currently legal in over 21 countries, where more than 1000 million people report using the drug. Of these marijuana-permitting countries, 60 percent restrict marijuana and hemp use to medical purposes. Costa Rica’s research noted that comparatively, Costa Rica’s climate and the environment benefit from marijuana production. As such, Costa Ricans would need less infrastructure investment to produce the drug.
Costa Rica’s legislative assembly on Tuesday passed the Cannabis and Hemp Production for Medical Purposes Law. The marijuana law is now pending Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado’s approval.
Costa Rica’s legislative assembly found this research persuasive and implemented two legal objectives. First, it seeks to establish a pharmaceutical industry that will produce various marijuana and hemp products. Second, it aims to provide national consumers with quality products. Costa Rica’s Congress reiterated that these projects will not support recreational marijuana or hemp use and that it expects this new revenue source to generate millions of dollars for the country.
The president could still veto the bill. At a june press conference with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkenn, Alvarado expressed an interest in continuing to decrease the amount of drug trafficking within the country. He said that his administration had “seen an increase . . . in interdicting cocaine and marijuana, and that [had been] been a result of the cooperation between [the US and Costa Rica].”