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Colombia Completed the First Export of Cannabis Sativa Dried Flower to North Macedonia

Earth’s Healing Colombia SAS became the first to export a batch of Cannabis sativa dried flower from Cali’s Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport. The 400 kilograms, divided into 800 vacuum-sealed bags, are destined for medicinal use through oil extraction. The process, overseen by the ICA, ensured compliance with phytosanitary requirements for destinations like North Macedonia.



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The first to complete the export batch of cannabis sativa dried flower from the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport, in Cali, was the company Earth’s Healing Colombia SAS.

The company managed to export 400 kilograms of dried cannabis sativa flower, distributed in 800 vacuum-sealed bags. This product will be used with a medicinal approach through the extraction of its oils, for the production of new products.

The ICA, who also accompanied the management, generated the phytosanitary certificate for the export of plant material , through physical inspection of the product to evaluate the absence of phytosanitary risk, that is, that the flowers do not have visible pests or diseases that could affect the phytosanitary status of the destination country.

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What were the cannabis sativa dried flower export requirements for North Macedonia?

The exporter must present all of the merchandise at the place of departure of the shipment for physical inspection by the ICA official, who will validate the phytosanitary quality of the plant material, the absence of quarantine pests for the country.

The packaging used must be correctly labeled and be new and first used , in order to prevent the possibility of contamination.

In turn, according to Joint Resolution 539 of 2022, for the export of cannabis sativa, the exporter must request approval from the ICA. This approval, to which it refers, is related to the National Registry of Commercial Cultivars, Rncc.

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The first to complete the export batch of cannabis sativa dried flower was Healing Colombia .Source

According to the ICA, there are more than 60 exports of this product made in the country.
Precisely in April 2022, this Resolution issued by the Ministries of Commerce, Justice and Agriculture arrived, and has allowed the movement of more shipments to demanding countries such as Australia, Switzerland and Germany.

On February 9th, 2016, North Macedonia legalized the cultivation and export of medical cannabis, distinguishing itself as one of the select nations with such legal provisions. Unlike many European countries, North Macedonia has adopted a decentralized approach, modeled after Canada’s system, allowing private companies to innovate and compete in producing cannabis-based products. This approach fuels optimism among industry insiders, positioning North Macedonia to emerge as a prominent exporter of medicinal cannabis products in Europe.


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Arturo Garcia started out as a political writer for a local newspaper in Peru, before covering big-league sports for national broadsheets. Eventually he began writing about innovative tech and business trends, which let him travel all over North and South America. Currently he is exploring the world of Bitcoin and cannabis, two hot commodities which he believes are poised to change history.

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