Colombia’s cannabis exports were on pace to nearly double last year, as the South American country aims to meet demand in the small but growing international import market.
Between January and November 2022, Colombia exported $8.4 million worth of cannabis, up 96% compared to the same period one year earlier, according to ProColombia, a government agency in charge of promoting nontraditional Colombian trade.
A total of 13 companies exported products to 14 countries, ProColombia reported, citing data from the Colombian National Administrative Department of Statistics.
“Fifty-eight percent of the exports were destined for Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Carmen Caballero, president of ProColombia.
“(Medical cannabis) is a sector that has significant potential in generating quality employment, especially for women, in different regions of the country.
“Likewise, cannabis value-added goods have stood out for their quality and innovation.”
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