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As rebels quit Colombia drug trade, corporations move in

Friday, March 10, 2017


A Canadian company called PharmaCielo, with the government’s approval, is working to produce marijuana legally in Colombia and is looking to hire.

It is an unorthodox experiment by Colombia, one that underscores the region’s changing attitudes toward drugs after decades of fighting them.

Colombia has received billions of dollars in American aid to eradicate the drug trade. But in the coming weeks, the government says, it will begin processing licenses for a small number of companies, including PharmaCielo, under a 2015 law that allows the cultivation of medical marijuana.

Source: New York Times