In a significant breakthrough for Argentina's cannabis industry, the main government agency for the development of science and technology, CONICET, has unveiled the first six proprietary varieties of medical cannabis, developed entirely with national resources.
With private investments in cannabis and a pharmaceutical complex in the pipeline, Argentina is poised to become a key player in the global cannabis market.
In a recent interview, Gregorio Bigatti, the director of the publicly-funded program, went into the details of this groundbreaking project and shed light on its significance.
"We have the feminized seeds that will be available for sale shortly, through the company Whale Leaf Farm S.A…These varieties now can be bought, sold, and propagated”, Bigatti said, noting the current administration is shaping a cannabis supply chain beyond CBD products.
By utilizing domestic resources, Argentina aims to foster its burgeoning cannabis industry and reduce its reliance on imports. Additionally, private investments are pouring into the sector, further propelling the country's cannabis ambitions.