Written by: Poppy
Uruguay is situated between Argentina and Brazil and is home to 3.3million people. The Economist named Uruguay “country of the year” in 2013 for many reasons including it is the first country in the world to officially legalise the production and sale of marijuana.
President Jose Mujica had the common sense to see that the decriminalisation of marijuana would undermine drug cartels by depriving them of the lucrative trade in illicit substances.
This has caught the attention of Monsanto GMO drug giant and other similar companies for the simple reason marijuana could be the next major GMO crop and most certainly a money maker.
Monsanto is not the most popular of companies with recent bad press due to the domination of the food agriculture business and for being suspected of playing a role in the mass death of honeybee.
Monsanto is a publicly traded Missouri-based company, and is the leading provider of genetically altered seeds for US agriculture and was also recently named the world’s “Most Evil Corporation” by the Natural News website. Monsanto garnered 51% of the votes with second runner up, BP getting only 9% of votes.
The company plans to produce GMO “medical marijuana” with US and UK labs already using strains of genetically modified cannabis for testing and research. Demand is set to grow as the plant has been found to be beneficial to patients suffering from various conditions such as Epilepsy, Alzhiemers, Schizophrenia, Parkinsons, Cancer, Anxiety and more.
Monsanto are already ahead of the game due to their research into RNA interference.
The company is investing millions of dollars into this new technology dubbed “RNAi.” With RNAi, it is possible to manipulate everything from the colour of the plant to making the plant indigestible to insects. With medical marijuana, RNAi could be used to create larger, more potent plants effectively cornering the market and exceeding the legal demand for the plant.
Already greenhouses lined with genetically modified marijuana sit on a mountainside just an hour journey from Cali, Colombia, where farmers say the enhanced plants are more powerful and profitable.
One greenhouse owner said she can sell the modified marijuana for 100,000 pesos ($54) per kilo (2.2 pounds), which is nearly 10 times more than the price she can get for ordinary marijuana.
Uruguay is certainly taking a big step in the war against drugs but will GMO marijuana change the way we view the drug forever and what will the implications be for the recreational stoner?
In Canada, new laws already exist that will allow large-scale growers to distribute their plants via mail order. Meaning GMO marijuana may be supplied to customers sooner than you think and the answers we shall know.
They are taking away from the people that which is available through natural growth and genetically modifying it, for some mysterious reason, so you can then by the laws they apply to its use consume whatever product there is. Monsanto literally must go down, as well as the rest of the corporations that are exploiting the resources of OUR Planet, not THEIRS, OURS!
They’ve modified cucumbers, but I still grow some in my back yard. All organic. They didn’t take that away from me. And last time I checked, they are humans that live on this planet too, and they aren’t forcing you to buy their product. If you don’t want GMO, then don’t buy GMO. But don’t tell others what they can and can’t buy.
But they do force you to buy it. Look at the cross pollination laws surrounding their crops. And look at the seed fault they’ve built off the cost of Norway for when they fuck up the rest of them. Evil corporation.
If it isn’t broke don’t fix it I say. The world was doing just fine before they came along with their abhorrent, callous disregard for people’s health.It’s no coincidence that both the U.S. and Canada require no labeling to warn people that the product they’re about to purchase is modified. Monsanto is poisonous filth to the core, much like their financial policies and strategies, how do you think they came to be so powerful? The last thing this planet needs is Monsanto with a billion dollars fucking with transgenics (modifying of food) and fucking with mother nature, mother nature generally tends to bitch slap anyone who opposes her…one way or another.
Well said. Poisonous filth, they are. They are also a chemical company first so not only do they mess with mother nature they poison her too. The bitch slap, when it comes, could well hurt the whole of humanity.
If it aint broke don’t fix it against GMOs? Well then we should be nomads cuz technically we dont need agriculture period if we don’t overpopulate the planet, whoops too late… Funny how ppl think playing god means ONLY DNA but ripping soil apart with machines and choosing where to put the seeds and still spraying chemicals on them even if their organic… Yea totally god will right? Friggin stupid
Exactly Jose, the “Most Evil Corporation” want and is replacing the natures way !!!
Hey well now itll be legal faster lol
It will be legalized. Throwing our legalization for the people idea out the Window. And I’m sure monsanto will be the ones to make it kill.
This is pathetic … Why touch and modify something that already has the potwntional without Monsanto’s help, already fucking with our food at least leave our marijuana alone.yeah it might be cool that it will become legal quicker but patience is key, I’d rather wait for laws to pass of weed to become legal while it is still naturally grown. Rather than these fairies mutating it to be “plump” and “more potent”…. Shit there is already potent marijuana out there…
If the potent stuff you are referring to, is the medi grade dank you’ve been smoking, I’ve got news for you. It’s been GMed. That’s been going on for years. When medical was legalized, the big pharma companies jumped right into the labs and did the same thing you’re bitching about Monsanto for, and you’re smoking it right up while you complain about it.
The Medical stuff people are smoking now has not been genetically modified in the sense they flip the genes in the DNA that causes you to get liver disease and gut cancer 10-20 years down the road like they do with all the GMO food. They have cross-bred plants but not changed the genetic makeup which is crazy dangerous. Look up the GMO rat studies. I just do not want to be a lab rat that Monsanto can test on with there unsafe GMOs.
i must agree, that the whole reason a big corporation entirely concerned with profits and nothing else would be interested in this. if they are able to make it big, available and unpleasantness as in pills and ointments, as well as remove the “high” aspect of it, the would be able to turn ppl away from this very valid form of herbal medicine and make ppl believe that by buying their drugs, they are picking from the lesser of two evils. its perfect marketing and it would work even better with persons not familiar or on the fence about cannabis use. start saving your seeds from your stashes if you want to keep the strain alive
Nope nope nope. We the people need to boycott monsanto weed
Monsanto, the only corporation in the marijuana business with the money to buy FDA approval. Mark my words. The FDA is going to get into this, and only corporations who can afford to pay off the FDA are going to be allowed to sell marijuana to Americans.
I think your math is a touch off. 100,000 pesos UYU is actually $4,191. 25, not $54 lol
I think your reading is a touch off, that is Colombian pesos not Uruguayan pesos.
I wouldn’t buy Monsanto marijuana just because of their business practices
Here’s there plan…
Monsanto has more than all the money any of us would ever need. They know the average consumer is gunna buy it, ESPECIALLY if they don’t label the GMO weed. And marijuana has the potential to create more revenue than the tobacco industry if legalized nationally. Monsanto is investing in this because of one reason. Profit. They’ll practically pay for weed to get legalized. And then they can poison the most natural and medical plant that doesn’t make you completely lose your mind. This is very sad.
No, Monsanto needs to keep their grimey money sucking hands off the only “drug” that doesnt kill you. They have ENOUGH money, its time for the “little guy” to be able to make his own way by growing, not one more thing for “Big business” to manipulate.
Monsanto again. There are a number of companies that are too big for their boots that need bringing down. They are one of them, slowly killing us with their fake food.
Dutch Passion are proud to be the first to have genetically modify cannabis in the mid 90’s, look on their website…
Ahh the irony. Monsanto started killing the people with cancers caused by ingredients in their weed killer ‘Round Up’, and now are growing and modifying the WEED that can fight cancer.
I bet they don’t donate the curative products they develop to their victims.
MONSANTO EQUALS MURDER.
they will go down.
SWITCH OFF MONSATO!