Cannabis Licenses Lawyers in Colombia
April 13, 2021
Until February 29, 2020, in Colombia, 608 cannabis licenses have been processed, granted by the Ministry of Justice and Law. Since August 2020, these cannabis licensing legal procedures are being carried out through the new Information Mechanism for Cannabis Control (MICC).
This is important news for the cannabis licenses process, because previously all the requests had been taking place in person, and in some cases, they took over 10 months, therefore, thanks to this virtualization, the process of requesting cannabis licenses in Colombia can be considerably accelerated, from one to two months.
In Colombia you can get these 4 types of licenses, depending on the kind of business you want to do. You can request these authorizations to manufacture, export, research, marketing, and distribute psychoactive cannabis derivatives for medical and scientific purposes, these licenses have a duration from one to five years, depending on the time you need them and in some cases, it can be less if you are a foreigner and your visa expiry date is less than 5 years.
Which are the Cannabis Licenses in Colombia?
License for the cultivation of psychoactive cannabis.
These are the licenses for the handling of cannabis with + 1% THC, and it allows 6 modalities:
Seed production for cultivation
Manufacture of Derivatives
Non-psychoactive cannabis cultivation license.
These are the licenses for the handling of cannabis with -1% THC in its composition, it allows 3 modalities, which are:
Manufacture of derivatives
License for the use of seeds for cultivation.
It allows the management of seeds for sowing, which includes the 3 modalities:
License for the manufacture of cannabis derivatives.
It allows the transformation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. It includes the next modalities:
Note: This license for the manufacture and manufacture of cannabis derivatives is processed by INVIMA, and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. On the other hand, the 3 licenses mentioned above are granted by the Ministry of Justice and Social Protection and other entities depending on which one is going to be processed.
Which are the Requirements to Obtain the Cannabis Licenses?
Photocopy of the citizenship card, the immigration card, or a valid visa if it's required.
A document providing the payment of the processing fee.
Personal sworn statement of the source of income.
Cannabis Leafs in Hands
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.
A document providing the payment of the processing fee.
Personal sworn statement of the source of income signed by the legal representative and the accountant or fiscal reviewer, who must attach a copy of their professional card.
Once these requirements have been obtained, you have to fill out the specific requirements for each of the licenses, if you want more information you can consult our cannabis lawyers in Colombia, through the following contact form, you can write to us directly via WhatsApp at (310) 5706331
We are strategic allies of Asocolcanna, a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote, protect and guide the development of the cannabis industry within the current legal framework in Colombia. As well as, guide the development of agro-industrial activities related to the exploitation of the cannabis plant, good practices in the cultivation, manufacture, and commercialization of cannabis derivatives.
If you want to have excellent legal advice on the Bogota Cannabis Industry or any place in Colombia, we strongly recommend you, our cannabis lawyers in any purchase lands for cannabis cultivation. We will complete the due diligence to ensure that your cannabis license goes in the right way.
Which are the Expiration Date of these Cannabis Licenses?
The validity of the cannabis licenses has a maximum duration of 5 years. In cases where the license or licenses are requested by foreigners, the duration of the license is subject to the expiration date of the foreign visa.
Do you Need Cannabis Lawyers in Colombia?
If you need legal assistance in the case of getting a cannabis license. We invite you to contact our Cannabis Lawyers in Colombia to start receiving the best legal advice. You can do it either by writing us at (310) 5706331
or by filling out the next Contact Form. We'll be glad to assist you!
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