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Cannabis Licenses in Colombia - All you Need to Know

June 26, 2020

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AGT Attorneys is a law firm in Colombia, which aims to provide legal solutions for national and international business who needs legal counseling in the cannabis company incorporation, merge and acquisition, cannabis licenses, importation and exportation of cannabis products, vegetal variety patent, legal representation, follow up of legal procedures and capital repatriation, for foreign investors wishing to settle in the Colombian Legal Cannabis Industry.

Colombian Guy With Cannabis Crops BehindColombia has a strong legal framework for cannabis business, is important for you to know that the cannabis licenses expires 5 years after being granted, you can't purchase, sell or assign any of the four cannabis licences. Each of the four cannabis licenses has it owns modalities: national use (in Colombia), importation, exportation, scientific purpose, commercialization, production of cannabis seed for planting, grain production, manufacture of derivatives, storage and final disposal. Each modality has it owns requirements and rates.

If you need the advice of our Cannabis Lawyers in Colombia, you can contact us directly by asking an appointment in the next WhatsApp Number +57 (310) 5706331, or filling the next contact form. The legal procedure to obtain a cannabis license it may take from 10 months to one year, depending on the institutions response and the study of all requirements, but if you need a better legal procedure, all the licenses can be requested at the same time.

Which Are the Cannabis Laws in Colombia?

In Colombia the laws of the cannabis business are regulated by:

Which are the Cannabis Licenses in Colombia?

By the Decree 613 April 2017,the licenses are:
  • Cannabis PlantLicense for the Manufacture of Cannabis Derivatives.
  • License for the use of Cannabis Seeds for Planting and Crops.
  • License for the Cultivation of Psychoactive Cannabis Plants.
  • License for Non-Psychoactive Cannabis Plants Cultivation.
All this licenses are under the control of the Justice Ministry, Health Ministry and the National Direction of Psychotropics of Colombia, they're in charge of grant the licenses. Other entities such as ICA and INVIMA are also involved, depending on the type of license you require.

General Requirements to Obtain a Cannabis License in Colombia:

Natural Person:
  • Photocopy of the citizenship card, the immigration card, or a valid visa if it's required.
  • Document providing the payment of the processing fee.
  • Personal sworn statement of source of income.
Cannabis Leafs in HandsLegal Person:
  • Tax Identification Number (NIT) for consultation in the Single Business and Society Registry of Colombia (RUES).
  • Photocopy of the citizenship card or the immigration card. Or a valid visa.
  • Document providing the payment of the processing fee.
  • Personal sworn statement of source of income signed by the legal representative and the accountant or fiscal reviewer, who must attach a copy of their professional card.




All About the License for the Manufacture of Cannabis Derivatives

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This license allows you to produce products derived from cannabis for domestic use, for exportation and for scientific research domestically. You can check all the requirements and prices here.
Modalities: National use (in Colombia), exportation, scientific purpose.

Specific Requirements - License Of Cannabis Derivatives
  • Real estate registration number or cadastral ID.
  • Certification of use or possession in good faith of the property.
  • Right to use the property (if you aren't the owner).
  • Description of equipment and areas.
  • Security Protocol.
  • Cultivation Plan.
  • Each modality has it own requirements, ask our lawyers by asking an appointment in the next WhatsApp Number +57 (310) 5706331.

All About the License for the use of Cannabis Seeds for Planting and Crops

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This license allows you to sell and distribute cannabis seeds and use them for scientific purposes. The requirements you can check them here, and the prices here.
Modalities: Commercialization, delivery, scientific purpose.

Specific Requirements - License Of Use of Cannabis Seeds for Planting and Crops
  • Real estate registration number or cadastral ID.
  • Certification of use or possession in good faith of the property.
  • Right to use the property (if you aren't the owner).
  • Description of equipment and areas.
  • Security Protocol.
  • Have a favorable concept in the previous control visit.
  • Each modality has it own requirements, ask our lawyers by asking an appointment in the next WhatsApp Number +57 (310) 5706331.

All About the License for the Cultivation of Psychoactive Cannabis Plants

Psychoactive Cannabis
This license allows you to produce cannabis as a crop, to produce cannabis for the manufacture of cannabis derivatives (for this you also need the License for the Manufacture of Cannabis Derivatives or to prove that the application for this license is in process), to produce cannabis for scientific purposes, to store cannabis and for its final disposal. It also allows you to produce cannabis seeds for sowing. The requirements you can check them here.
Modalities: production of cannabis seed for planting, grain production, manufacture of derivatives, scientific purpose, storage, final disposal.

Specific Requirements - License for the Cultivation of Psychoactive Cannabis Plants
  • Cannabis Derivatives Manufacturing License.
  • Link between the petitioner of the crop license and the manufacturing license
  • Contract with the harvest worker.
  • Real estate registration number or cadastral ID.
  • Certification of use, possession or possession in good faith of the property.
  • Right to use the property (if you do not own it).
  • Description of equipment and areas.
  • Security Protocol
  • Cultivation plan (excluded in storage mode and final disposal).
  • Have a favorable concept in the previous control visit.
  • Efficacy tests and agronomic evaluation in already licensed crops.
  • Each modality has it own requirements, ask our lawyers by asking an appointment in the next WhatsApp Number +57 (310) 5706331.

All About the License for Non-Psychoactive Cannabis Plants Cultivation

Marihuana Oil
This license allows you to produce cannabis grain and seeds for planting, for manufacturing derivatives, for industrial purposes, for scientific purposes, for storage and for final disposal. The requirements you can check them here.
Modalities: National use (in Colombia), exportation, scientific purpose.

Specific Requirements - License for the Cultivation of Psychoactive Cannabis Plants
  • Certification of use or possession in good faith of the property.
  • Description of equipment and areas.
  • Property Description
  • Description of the varieties used, accrediting the condition of non-psychoactivity, for which the technical sheet must contain:
    • Genotype identification.
    • Phenology
    • Characteristics of the materials and potential performance.
    • Variety certification: THC amount less than 1% by weight.
    • Have a favorable concept in the previous control visit.
  • Each modality has it own requirements, ask our lawyers by asking an appointment in the next WhatsApp Number +57 (310) 5706331.

Do you Need Cannabis Lawyers in Colombia?

Cannabis OilIf you need legal assistance in a case of getting a cannabis licenses. We invite you to contact our Cannabis Lawyers in Colombia to start receiving the best legal advice. You can do it either by writting us at +57 (310) 5706331 or by filling out our contact form below. We'll be glad to assist you!

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