La marihuana en el Cauca cultivos indigenas part 1 420weedTV PROGRAMA 125

Today, we go back to Colombia to meet the indigenous people of the rural area of Toribío, in Cauca. Colombia is living a marijuana boom: new laws, more permissiveness and less violence are favouring this climate. To live this reality up close, we went to Toribío, Cauca, one of the major growing spots in the country.

Toribío was one of the places most affected by war as it is a key geographical pass for the drug and rebel movements. With the help of Henry, a Colombian lawyer who knows the area, we go into FARC territory. The local inhabitants, mostly indigenous, grow marijuana since time immemorial. Hundreds of families have specialised in its growing,.

But with the new varieties that the market demand obtained by breed crossing and genetic modifications. They can be 14 times more expensive than traditional varieties. There are no native plants left, right? Mr. Fabio, explain him about the native plants. Before cannabis. Punto Rojo. What happened with it?.

It is almost extinguished because this one arrived. What is the most native plant? You can still find it, but it is very scarce. Why is that? Does people not use it anymore? It has less value. Is the quality poorer? Yes. Almost no one buys it, and it is disappearing.

Unfortunately, that is also happening with kief in Morocco. The plant is less and less used. Despite being a privileged place for growing, the farmers of Toribío, Cauca, can’t get the highest quality. For instance, they tend to get fungus due to the frequent rain and humidity. This is ruined. It’s all. Other aspects are also harmful such as the use of powerful chemicals, the fact that farmers cut them on a rainy day.

Or the bad drying practices by using hot coal and therefore diminishing the plant’s psychoactive qualities. Too much humidity. I think the problem is not the curing. The problem is harvesting while it is wet. It’s been curing for a while. But that’s good. The best marijuana needs one year of curing.

But you have to use dark wooden boxes. And not too much humidity. Actually, humidity is not the point. It only needs to be well dried. And do you sell it like this? The flowers? Yes. Just like that. Do people add something? Do they mix it? Or do they sell it like this? Not here.

Ciudad investigativa de la marihuana Colombia parte 2 420weedTV PROGRAMA 126

Today, we wanted to find out about the so called Investigative City of Marijuana and the projects that are being carried out. Marijuana plants as far as the eye can see. We are in Toribío Cauca, in southwest Colombia, the area were half the marijuana in the country is produced, which in Colombia means a lot of marijuana. In our trip, we wanted to know.

The so called Investigative City of Marijuana and the projects that are being carried out. They want to give legality back to the farmers that suffered firsthand the war between the state and the guerrillas for the control of the region and the drugs. With the peace process in motion and a more permissive new legislation, new options arise for an impoverished region.

The organiser of the first cannabis fair in Colombia who is involved in the development of the crops in the area, explains the situation of a territory with very particular circumstances. Henry, since when have they been growing marijuana in the Investigative City of Marijuana? They have been growing it since a long time ago. They have a special legislation for growing it which is very ancient.

And which the common penal legislation in Colombia does not protect. Why is the marijuana plant so important in this indigenous area? It is very important because these areas have had very complex conflicts. Right now, they talk about a peace process, we know it is coming, and these communities will be adrift.

These communities will be adrift. So it is very important for them to know about this. Otherwise the big companies will get here and trample on them. That is the total investment we are asking for the indigenous communities from our social platform. We noticed that in this area there are growing areas for marijuana.

And growing areas for the coca plant. Is that correct? Exactly. They most common and important crops in this area are marijuana, coca, they also grow poppies. Those crops are very ancient. And from the social platforms we want them to become legal. Because we know.

That the decree left these people out of legality, out of the decree. By linking this area as an investigative area, we can develop important projects. One of the biggest bets in the area, in which Henry takes part as a legal adviser, is the creation of an association that brings together the marijuana, coca and poppy growers.


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