As a result of this decision, the Legislative Assembly was notified by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice that the bill was not procedurally or substantively unconstitutional, contrary to the allegations of a group of deputies, and that the initiative should continue to progress through the Assembly. The initiative in question was already on the agenda of Congress with the aim of having a second debate on it even before the Constitutional Chamber issued its resolution.
The bill aims to declare free the cultivation, production, industrialization and commercialization of hemp or non-psychoactive cannabis, as well as its derived products or by-products, both food and industrial, without the need for prior authorization from the authorities.
The Supreme Court’s decision in favour of the bill on medicinal and therapeutic cannabis and hemp for food and industrial use
On Tuesday 7 December 2021, the Supreme Court of Costa Rica considered that the project to legalise medical cannabis was not unconstitutional and therefore immediately presented the appeal of this initiative to the Legislative Assembly for a vote, in a period of extraordinary sessions. As a reminder, last October, the Costa Rican Congress approved the project.
Production (including cultivation, sowing, harvesting and storage, as well as transport and distribution, but also the import of seeds) for:
What activities are concerned by the authorisation to use and exploit medical cannabis on the national territory?
It should be noted that the CCSS has the right to award contracts for the purchase of products to organisations, associations, cooperatives and any other entity that complies with the foundations of Law No. 8262 for the strengthening of small and medium-sized enterprises.
The activity gathered twenty members of Costa Rican delegation to the Convention on Biological Diversity including the Minister of Environment and Energy Carlos Manuel Rodriguez and Vice Minister for the Environment Pamela Castillo Barahona, as well as representatives from key biodiversity institutions (SINAC, CONAGEBIO, etc.). At the science-policy interface, the session came in as an exchange of recommendations between the IPBES Global Assessment on Transformative Change rapporteur Professor Kai Chan and Costa Rica’s biodiversity policy makers.
The keynote speakers were :
As part of the stream of activities entitled “Path towards mainstreaming biodiversity in Costa Rica national policy” (Costa Rica + Natura) and following up to its participation to the EU dialogue on transformative change in the global post-2020 biodiversity framework, Costa Rica delegation has engaged in a dedicated working session on integrating transformative change in the country’s positions for the Post 2020 biodiversity framework negotiation.
August 27, 2020 –> Costa Rica, Transformative change.
The Costa Rica + Natura initiative set up with the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support intends to include biodiversity as a fundamental axe of its economic and social development model. At the national level, Costa Rica + Natura seeks to strengthen the role of conservation of the flora and fauna and sustainable management as central pillars of the national development agenda and productive systems.