Is it the seed of success for Costa Rica? Regardless of the hesitation of the nation’s president, the legalization of cannabis and its massive production has actually made its method through the nationwide parliament thanks to the decision of an independent deputy who is an agronomist. Covered by the National Institute of Development in Agricultural Innovation, Zoila María Volio wishes to make the most of the excellent financial capacity of medical cannabis.
” The task was born as an effort to make it work and to be able to produce a various crop for numerous farming cooperatives,” describes the deputy. The costs that Zoila María Volio promoted has the assistance of most of the chamber and just requires to be voted on in a plenary session. Nevertheless, it clashes with the hesitation of the nation’s president, Carlos Alvarado, who sees the production of hemp for export well however does not see so well the legalization of medical marijuana.
A diametrically opposite position keeps the business person Rodrigo Martín. Struggling with cancer, 2 years ago he was detected, and physicians informed him that he would just live 6 months:
” I have one year, I believe one year and 3 months, of not taking a single test, not a single test. I chose to live. I live every day pleased, I have lifestyle, I enjoy my life, I have good friends, a typical life, absolutely regular. And I owe all of it, without a doubt, to God and cannabis“, he states.
The existing worldwide need for medical cannabis deserves nearly 6 billion dollars yearly, although this quantity is anticipated to increase in the coming years to satisfy the growing requirements of the pharmaceutical market in nations such as Germany. Manna for a Costa Rican farming sector that, like the whole area, has actually been the victim this year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the recession, and the typhoons.