Marijuana in Colombia

Colombian unit of “Forbes” suggests that Marijuana market in Colombia is reaching 166 million dollars in sales by 2025. The very weed-growing place on Earth this one was ever before, and even more it is now, the whole lot of cannabis companies, investors and private marijuana enterpreneurs appear in the country since the government has changed the strategy towards legal cannabis. The very milestone for the whole marijuana industry happened in 2016 when FARC (the, so called, cocaine syndicate, indeed it was a liberation army) negotiated peace with the government, bringing peace into the country after 50-year long civil war, and, also allowing the legal cannabis business in Colombia to continue ever since as the lawful enterprise.

Drug-dealing image of the past plays a positive role for Colombia now

Colombia obviously bears a certain image of the drug dealing place, mainly for its cocaine exports going out for half a century into all countries all around the planet. Panama channel, the biggest maritime hub of the world, played its role in it too, and the clashes on the border between Colombian syndicate force and government troops of both Colombia and Panama happened all the time, the babylon news say so, people in Panama say so, governments say so. That was the place where the war on plants went beyond “the cops surpressing children”, but more likely shaped into the form of a real fullscale war between the armed forces, far bigger than just a rebellion.

From the other side, no doubt, “the Colombian” became the synonim to “the Quality” in the street black markets of all countries, from those involved into consumption of drugs. The whole story is getting to be already the ancient history quite quickly, the war has gone, the Colombian government signed the historical peace treaty with the FARC syndicate, and the president is eventually got awarded by the Nobel prize for this. All is well. The peaceful new age arrived upon the beautiful country and it’s time to set the clock to 4:20.

420 time in Colombia, weed truck marijuana loaded transportation
Colombian stuff means quality and it is 4:20 time in the whole country

Well, the past is the past, and now the un-intentinal strategy of making colombian quality trademark is a good card to play, the Canna World Congress takes place in Colombia, which is a good news for the nation, we shall hope it’ll grow into a big worldwide event influencing the industry. Here is the logic: the Colombian coffee, one of the best in the world, who may argue? and this fact clearly demonstrates the farming skills of the growers, the knowledge, the technology of the farming, along with Colombian soil and Colombian sun, are altogether the very proper combination.

Peace treaty with FARC

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also called FARC, from Spanish Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, was formed in 1964 as a Marxism-Leninism war unit to oppose the imperialism. Ever since, all the way till 2016, the country experienced the endless fullscale civil war between the government and the FARC. It’s not the editorial of this website to judge which party was right’er and which was wrong’er, but the history of the world says both were badasses, with the only difference that only one of them making the official stats for casualities among and violations against civilians.

Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Colours

Anyway, among other activities (like politically motivated kidnappings) the famous colombian drug trade was what FARC was doing to raise funds, having the well established taxation system in the territories of their control, allowing farmers to grow, mostly cocaine and weed also, and in exchange giving the effective protection from the government enforcement. So, in 2012, after 50 years of the civil war, the long-long negotiated started, resulting the national referendum and then the Peace Treaty signed by both sides in 2016 in Havana, Cuba.

It’s in your hands, of all Colombians, to decide with your vote to support this historic accord that puts an end to this long conflict between the children of the same nation, —

President Juan Manuel Santos (of Colombia) said, according to an Associated Press translation, prior to the national referendum on the peace treaty with FARC

The part of the deal touched the drug trafficking, so that FARC should stop making cash out of worldwide cocaine trade, and by that allowing the government to develop the rural communities, whereto they have had quite a limited access in times of war. And the drug legislation of the country has been changing along with the peace negotiation, of course.

Marijuana Laws in Colombia

In 1994 the possession was decriminalized in Colombia, by decision of the Contitutional Court, making the country to be among the first countries, like Uruguay, Netherlands, Portugal, Argentina, not many but they are a number, loosing the tention of the globally histerical war on plants. Personal use has become legal de-juro, and possession of 20 grams of weed for personal use are not prosecuted since 2012, and also this includes 1 gram of cocaine. Home cultivation of 20 plants for personal use is legal since 2015.

However, the anti-plant activists applied another attempt to limit marijuana use back again, when the government quite suddenly disallowed the use of weed in public areas in 2018, also enabling police to perform personal search and confiscation of drugs, including those small decriminalized amounts of porro in violation of the existing laws. Half a year later the consitutional court acknowledged the mentioned “enforcement” being unconstitutional, in 2019.

Do not forget to check on all laws, decrets, latest news before doing anything in this regard in any foreign country, it is not yet a total nirvanna in the world yet, many changes apply continiously, and especially nowadays they are frequent everywhere.

Law 1787 is the main on Cannabis Business in Colombia

The Law 1787, dated: 6th of July of 2016, is now the main document for the cannabis market in Colombia, allowing production, trade, transport, import and export of medical cannabis, industrial hemp, or other scientific purpose, and by far not allowing explicitly the recreational trade except of the personal use (which is not the trade) with the 20 grams in personal possession, and 20 plants at home.

The business activity on cannabis should be licensed, this law suggests, by National Institute of Control on Medical Substances, and in Spanish, in case you need it for search to explore more on the topic, its name is: Instututo Nacional de de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos.

And yet another useful link would be the Association of Cannabis Industries:

Cannabis Content new rules are coming to the Marijuana online market

Content is King was once said by a genius, the urban wisdom applies well to any market segment where the information is delivered, considering that all those games, apps, posts, tweets, gifs, etc, are content. And it also works pretty good as far as for selling tomatoes in a farmer market where content is tomato, yet we narrow this article to digital content in a niche of cannabis. The logic is simple: in the world of information the importance of information (or content) is logically vital. The cannabis market, boiling, plopping and madly growing, of course is not an exception.

You will not give a Wine-company to a Tea-turtle to run the whole business, or will you?

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Colossus breaks the Feet of Clay

The knowledge of cannabis cultivation and marijuana consumption, have been being developed for a miriad of years before us, eventually hidden from public in a recent history for awhile, and then — all that damn huge whole ton of content, all tricks, discoveries, wow-facts and historical records — everything about the beautiful plant evalanched upon us within a period of only a few years in a form of re-posting, re-tweeting, drawing and re-drawing, whatever else doing. In other words, cannabis content formed a so-called “comfort zone” due to exceeding amount of content and innormally HIGH demand: we were hungry after the prohibition paying less attention to the creativity going down.

A huge wave has happened at once! And quite suddenly has gone! The reckless spending of content has formed the core of a problem we face now about the quality of the information about marijuana. The Colossus, the cannabis content, unleashed, but having the weakness in his feet of clay, he cracked and no content left. We’ve read it all about COBs and LEDs, and all kinds of ganja girls enhaling from all sorts of bongs, and we certainly know how to distinguish between male and female plant. Too heavy, too much, and quite suddenly. An army of puff-puff-passing people in socials do not encourage us anymore, losing that “comfort zone”, yet still trying on because of “what else to do?”, because it WAS the comfort zone, they start to panic.

Stash and Cash in Monte Carlo

Romantic directions first: Uphill from the marina, to the west, there stands the royal Palace of Monaco, on the very top of the hill you find the beautiful view over the whole city of Monte Carlo, way too romantic, old fort cannons, and nobody in the night. To the east from the marina, take a walk along the sea in the direction to Casino and the tunnel, the embankment is cute and a little windy, featuring another beautiful topview over the parked sailboats, almost nobody around in the late hour. After the tunnel, where the F1 track turns from the casino park into the tunnel, pass by the tunnel, pass by the turn, and pass a little longer, till the main beach, and where the piers are going into the sea with a lane of auto-shops opposite to them, it’s windy there in the far end of the piers, and a rare person wanders that far, city view is also another beautiful discovery. These are where you can hit a blunt in Monaco, safe enough, calm and romantic (do not forget to check the current possession and consumption laws before doing). And we shall get back to the content, we mention the steady tiny paradise of cash for another reason:

An uncontrolled reckless spend of content led us to an empty stock

Imagine, you have a few thousand of whatever currency in a wallet, you make a “damn it, life is short” decision, and in the next moment… You are in Monte Carlo having a bag of stash and a bag of cash simultaniously, okay? A thrilling emotion in life, and you realize quite soon it was like a Disneyland and also much shorter than estimated. Same is about the online cannabis content in its currrent state of the marijuana online market: the uncontrolled reckless spend of huge knowledge base led us to an empty stock just in two-three years. And it does not necessarily mean useless or not funny, no way! It was funny enough, but we need a reload.

High Times story? Here it is in brief —

A sad story about wrong time, wrong place, and one mistake by another. Yet the main one was content: doing content all the time (in offline), people got totally lost in directions in the new environment (internet) and no adequate director to direct those directions into proper direction.

1. The very reputable magazine arrived from offline into online, the knight in the blistering armour, right from the hippie era of the 1970s, where they have never felt competition due to an obvious lack of brave men in times of prohibition, and they landed right into the pool of digital sharks where the survival is a harsh enterprise, many may agree! Aparently being under-experienced.

2. The million dollar company made a website based on a free template, which is wordpress, and which is a very ridiculous fact by itself. They’ve made it worse by putting on top a 70-buck worth skin, slowing down the already slow and problematic solution, which translates to the whole system was “slow as hell”. You lose speed, you lose visits. Okay, that wordpress aren’t that bad, it has many advantages along with the same amount of disadvantages, yet I believe a million dollar company has a very different purpose if compared to a yesterday-computer-class-student, logic-wise, do u agree?

3. For half a century they’ve been focusing on culture but entering in the field where they have no experience (namely, cannabis internet market) they suddenly have changed the main focus to… OMG… medicine. A unique source of content, aged and strong, apeared to its loyal supporters in a form of a pile of stock-market content, just like a thousand of websites around them, losing its superiority and trust. Cancer has replaced love, what a shame, that is what has happened in reality.

4. And the confirm kill. Ready? If you ever be managing a big marijuana company, feeling yourself extremely suicidal some day, apply then the High Times strategy: Hire a non-stoner manager to run the stoner’s iconic company. HAHAHAHAHA! Big badaboom! Well, this is a personal opinion, and so is this whole website, and for me he does not appear much like a proper dude, neither behaves like one, still asking for cash in the mailing list.

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They’ve hired a non-stoner to run a cannabis company

I’ve once been doing business to a game company, a big brand, they opened a branch in Brazil with a Brazilian director in charge, and their competitors opened a branch in Brazil with a French director in charge. My brazilian dude, when we got drunk when met, was telling me, practically loughing his guts out:

“And they hired a French to talk to Brazilians, AAAAHAHAHAHAHA”

Now guess which company of these two failed first? The cultural differences exist when you are in the international arena, not a myth, and they matter, the semi-automatic daily customs play a certain role in communication, telling jokes and reacting jokes, negotiation, perception of anything and everything, oh they play a role. Any habbits alter the mind, and the psychedelic habbits do alter the mind even more: If your readers are baked, make your writer being baked professionally, it will put him to where the readers are. You will not give a wine company to a tea-turtle to run it, or will you?

Anyway. Good bye High Times, we still love you, in a hope you’ll recover soon. Of course they still gain their part of the “organic traffic” even now: from making it about being sick they have switched now to the legislation in making, the useless, the dullest part, even for professionals, and no fantasy – like if that “traffic” are not people, loyal men with heart and soul, who want to love your goods forever.

In respect to the copyrights and the fair use doctrine — the laughing animation above is from giphy.comthe head image we’ve spotted in twitter at @ mzstoned — the surfing picture spotted at @ SPACECANNABIS while the printed link says @ DryBuds — okay we all share supporting the whole idea of internet — in case of any doubt give us a shout

The Funnel is Narrow !!

Enter ye into the narrow gate, because wide is the gate and broad is the way which leadeth to distruction, and many be there, because small is the gate and narrow the path which leadeth to life, and only few be there, —

— that is what Bible says about funnels in the marijuana industry, heh.

“Half of the world smokes dope”, okay, that’s right, without a prejustice to that “half”. Yet it does not mean for you as a hiring party any wider opportunity, Nay! Indeed you have a smaller opportunity, because from all managers you have less than a half knowing the topic, from all drivers, farmers, office managers, software geeks, you have less than a half keen to dope. Mathematically. Don’t be trapped. Cannabis is not a profession, it is a culture.

You cannot find specifically a “cannabis specialist”, yet you can find a desired specialist who is also a passionate stoner, and the latter is the proper choice and the otherwise is often a mistake. I’m not insisting at all, but this is logic, basically. You want performing it good in the cannabis niche, why not then to hire those who has, along with the professional skillset, also a deep understanding and feeling about the cannabis passion for life. The funnel is narrow.

ABC of Cannabis Content Tips and Tricks

A. Love is the Business Strategy

It is not a pill that we are trying to monetise, and it is not a cure, even though it cures. It is a cultural and a very spiritual thing, used like one for ages. “Psychedelic” comes from “psycho” which means “soul” in Greek, not a medicine and not a pill. Culture is the strongest advantage if used for a business strategy, and Love is the strongest strategy for any market, except for the products which are about hate and evil from the beginning (hahahaha) yet the cannabis market is definitely not a one. Think love and all will be well. Make love to be a number one keyword and let us see how the message will change and the rankings will grow.

Helping to other dudes is essential, we are not many, even if an army yet the finite number anyway. Our website never refused giving a hand, you are very welcome to contact us for any reason with any nature of your request. We just do not like spooky things and avoid illnesses, we stand for love and we do it for fun, we like being in touch to anybody doing it for fun. Even if making money it is still fun the approach.

B. Cannabis is Creative by Definition

The whole market says how the green grass changes effectively the way of thinking, so enjoy it and bring it to the content then. The first and easy step is to give up (or better forget at all) the stock images, where the majority of them made by photographers, who had never had a single splif. Faking the music is impossible! It is simple to shoot everything when baked, if this is your way of life, and some such works may really work. The upper image about “gummy bears” I made totally without any purpose by a poor camera, and people like it more than tecnically-higher quality from a stock photography — why? — because there is a piece of soul in it and an intoxicated mind positively and automatically helps when doing such creations.

Marijuana Surfing Dudes - the creative cannabis content

Cannabis is about soul, I tell’ya. You never get anything “marijuanish” from any random designer, you need an obsessed one bearing his own version of a hippie way of thinking in the mind, his works will make stoners laugh and by that become loyal.

C. Cannabis is Not a Profession by itself

Marijuana is not a profession, it is in fact a culture, or a cultural layer, and a state of the mind. You are a stoner, so be a stoner, and there is a lot of marijuana content right in your profession, you need not make growing content if you do not wish it, because marijuana is indeed the cultural layer throughout all professions.

Speaking bluntly —

1 — for example marijuana games can be ordered to a “normal developer”, and he would be thinking that marijuana games should contain weed smoking and the related symbols as the very principal idea. Nay!! Such guy could never complete the order at HIGH quality, because the stoner-dev would think aparently about games good to play when stoned, the games he would love to play when stoned, and this makes the huge difference. The symbols and rastafarian colors and other stuff would not harm of course, yet they would never be the key point.

2 — the cannabis Chef 420 recipes are heavenly tasty even without any infusion, because he is a genious Chef by profession, making a fit of cannabutter to his best of the best yummies. Find the beautiful selection of those in the handy cookbook: it’s free, it works in offline, full of essential edible recipes, and easy tutorials of how to infuse anything your fantasy may only allow. You need not any special equipment but you’ll want a thermometer — did you know why?

Universe is speaking to us, lol

Btw, check on the NASA’s finding about Universe speaking to us, intentionally or not they create the hell amount of stoner fiendly content, check the link, totally dope!