Costa Rica News – The Legal Commission has welcomed new text on the bill on legalization of commercial, industrial and medical uses of cannabis.
The plan seeks to allow the government to charge up to $2.5 million for producing medical marijuana.
This fee would be for a concession to plant, research and develop cannabis products for medicinal, industrial and food purposes. There would be a limit of 228 such concessions, and they would start at $5,000, depending on the type.
Some of the changes to the text include the elimination of a public institute of cannabis and also the allocation or control over medical marijuana to the Ministry of Health. The price of concessions was also increased.
It is thought that by endorsing medical consumption, illegal trade, drug trafficking and organized crime will decrease. It will also bring resources into the state by charging for concessions.