Uruguay, the first country in the world to legalize cannabis for adult use, is now exporting low-THC cannabis, or hemp, to the United States.
According to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement, CEND, a global provider of customized technological infrastructure and certification platforms for the cannabis industry and other regulated industries, has completed its inaugural large-scale shipment of low-THC legal cannabis (or hemp) from Uruguay to the United States. While smaller exports had been completed before, the market had never seen one of this magnitude.
This initial shipment of more than 1,000 pounds of top-quality flower was sent to Low Gravity, a hemp company focused on quality control, production and distribution of high-end flower and kief — loose cannabis trichomes. The imported flower, commercially valued at approximately $2.5 million, will be sold to consumers who desire to experiment the many benefits of cannabinoids, without the psychotropic effects of delta-9 THC.
In an exclusive chat, the Ambassador for Uruguay in the U.S., Andrés Durán Hareau, said, “The partnership between companies in the United States and our burgeoning cannabis community is extremely valuable to our country, which has worked very hard to develop and manufacture some of the most premier hemp in the world.”