Cannabis in Caracas: Another Market Altered by the Pandemic | Caracas Chronicles

  • According to the Junta Internacional de Fiscalizacin de Estupefacientes (JIFE), it’s estimated that in 2018, Colombia produced close to 44.5 tonnes and it estimated its down to 1.92 tonnes in 2019.
  • In August 2019, Colombian police seized in the Tolima region a 2.1 tonnes shipment of genetically modified marijuana heading to Venezuela.
  • However, according to the official calculations brought by Tarek William Saab, the prosecutor general appointed by the National Constituent Assembly, approximately 76 tonnes of drugs were seized in 2019 all over the country, and cannabis accounts for 24.9 of those.
  • Another report by InSight Crime in 2018 put forth the idea that Anzotegui was becoming a new point of exports for drugs that are produced in Colombia, since only in November of that year, there were three raids where 989 bricks of cocaine and 1,075 bricks of marijuana were seized.
  • According to Article 75 of the Ley Orgnica sobre Sustancias Estupefacientes y Psicotrpicas de Venezuela (the national anti-drug law), a person is allowed to carry up to 20 grams of Cannabis Sativa for personal use.
  • Vernica, another dealer, used to sell the gram for 2 dollars.

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