Guyana: CBD and cannabis regulation, April 2023

Guyana, a South American country with approximately 800,000 people and English as its official language, has recently opened up regulatorily to the cannabis plant, following in the footsteps of a growing number of South American countries.

The current government led by the People’s Progressive Party and the opposition, Partnership for National Unity, have both encouraged the development of the hemp industry in Guyana, focusing on the utility aspect of hemp and the fact that the industry will create more jobs.

This report provides a detailed overview of the regulatory framework in place for CBD, hemp and cannabis, covering everything from processing and cultivation to finished products, import/export and the country’s cannabis regime.

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Mohamed Yousef

Junior legal analyst
Mohamed brings more than four years of experience in the field of policy analysis. He has previously worked at Dow Jones & company as a research analyst. He is based in Barcelona, Spain; and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the ‘Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona’, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from ‘Alexandria University’.

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