When Kevin Nafte and his wife moved from Northern California’s Emerald Triangle to Uruguay, they already knew that they wanted to empower small, family farms to compete in the global cannabis industry. They had seen it work in California, and were determined to bring a similar model to South America.
Less than three years later, they have 11 farms in their network and have already exported tons of cannabis to Europe.
Speaking on The Cannabis Enigma podcast, Nafte explained the social and environmental vision of his company, YVY Life Sciences, and why he believes that there is a place for small farmers like those in his network in the global cannabis economy.
He also explained what cannabis access looks like in the first country to legalize, and his own experience developing cannabis formulations to treat an auto-immune disorder.
In the second part of the episode, Andrew Coon, policy coordinator for Americans for Safe Access, explains the significance of two recent political feats: the passage of the MORE Act in the House of Representatives, and the UN decision to reschedule cannabis.
Produced, edited, and mixed by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. The Cannabis Enigma podcast is a co-production of The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access. Music by Desca.