Controversy over governmental “hemp crop” in Costa Rica

Measure defines up to 0.3% THC levels of crops
January 21, 2021

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The Prosecutor's Office requested the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) to report on the quantities of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) containing hemp cultivation announced by the leading minister, Renato Alvarado in recent weeks.

This was confirmed by prosecutor Emilia Navas and National Security Minister Michael Soto in a note published by a Costa Rican digital newspaper.

It is a crop promoted by the MAG through the National Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer (INTA) where according to a press release indicating that the cultivated varieties harvested in Cañas and Guápiles are Dream Queen, Maya Grain and Cherry Blossom.

According to the information provided by INTA and MAG, research is possible through an agreement that was made with a private company, however, so far it is unknown what this company is and why they selected these varieties.

The controversy came when Minister Alvarado asked the Public Prosecutor's Office for permission to transport the harvest of these plants to continue the research process with their derivatives.

Jerarca del INTA, Arturo Solorzano defends legality:

"The #INTA's research on industrial #cáñamo is to have #técnicos and #científicos knowledge of the country in making a decision on the development of this crop in the country, and that Costa Rican producers have a technological package if legislators approve of planting."

The prosecution presumes that cultivated varieties contain traces of THC

"The Public Prosecutor's Office analyzed the letter sent and informed that, as the Cannabis Production Bill for medicinal purposes and Hemp for industrial purposes was not approved, it is not possible to endorse the transit through the national territory of these substances, because, since no distinction is made by current law according to percentages of THC concentration, the mere determination of their presence requires their confiscation and forensic analysis," the prosecution said.

Although THC has great export potential as a medicinal active component, it remains illegal in the country. The qualities of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant indicate that varieties known as hemp have THC levels of up to 1%, those whose contents are higher are kept prohibited according to the international conventions to which the country is registered.

Michael Soto indicated on the visit to the Enrique Jiménez experimentation Center that the corresponding tests on the levels of this cannabinoid be carried out. Since the tests presented by INTA were carried out on the ground and not on the dry plant.

The prosecution presumes that these varieties could have traces of THC.

"I asked the Costa Rican Institute on Drugs (ICD) and the Drug Control Police (PCD) to please tell me, according to the regulations of our law on what the percentage of THC would be for a hemp plant and they replied that it would be 0.2%."

This would look like a field full of hemp in Holland (plants with higher fiber):

Below you can see the photograph published by INTA:

In a simple search for genetics announced by INTA and MAG and according to some specialized seed media, they announce THC percentages greater than 1%. (https://cannasos.com/strains/hybrid/dream-queen)

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Un estudio realizado en Flint Animal Cancer Center de la Universidad de Colorado en Aurora, Estados Unidos, demostró que el cannabidiol (CBD), componente no psicoactivo de cannabis, redujo la frecuencia en las convulsiones de 12 perros a quienes se les administró el tratamiento natural.

El ensayo clínico controlado contó con 26 perros de los cuales 12 recibieron CBD y 14 un placebo. De esta manera se les administró CBD a dosis de 2,5 mg/kg de peso en una solución oleosa dos veces al día durante 12 semanas.

“Los caninos en el grupo de CBD tuvieron una significante reducción en la frecuencia de las convulsiones comparado con el grupo de placebo. Sin embargo, la porción de los perros que tuvieron una respuesta al tratamiento fue similar en ambos grupos”, señala el estudio.
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Delta 8 THC y sus derivados solo podrán ser comprados en tiendas de cannabis con licencias. #THC #Delta8THC #USA
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El Departamento de Protección al Consumidor (#DCP) de los Estados Unidos, anunció este 25 de junio, que las empresas ya no pueden ofrecer ni vender productos derivados del cáñamo de donde se extraiga THC, incluidos los nuevos delta-7, delta-8, delta-9 y delta-10.

Este tipo de componentes se elaboran a partir del cannabidiol (#CBD) a través de un proceso novedoso de extracción y durante los últimos meses ganó gran popularidad entre los productos de cáñamo ya que se considera como un nuevo subproducto con efectos psicoactivo.

No obstante, al ser un componente activo similar al THC, el DCP y la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (#FDA) se puso tras su huella. El 22 de junio del año en curso, los legisladores aprobaron la “Ley Sobre la Preservación Responsable y Equitativa del Cannabis de Uso Adulto”.

Dicha ley procuró incluir los productos a base de cáñamo y sus concentraciones al 0.3% sobre una base de peso seco. Se agregó también el delta-7, 8, 9 y 10. Ahora este tipo de productos se venderán en tiendas minorista con licencias también llamados dispensarios de cannabis.
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