The Americas – Costa Rica: New law on the use of hemp for industrial purposes in food and beverages

The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, signed the “Law of Cannabis for Medicinal and Therapeutic Use and Hemp for Food and Industrial Use” No. 10,113 after the efforts of the Legislative Assembly to approve the bill in second debate, considering the partial veto issued by the Executive Branch that allowed correcting some inconsistencies in the original text.

One of its objectives is to authorize the production, industrialization and commercialization of hemp for industrial and food use and cannabis for exclusively medicinal and therapeutic purposes, and its derivative products.

The executive has expressed its commitment to have the regulation ready before the end of the current administration.