FCM Global

Medellin, Colombia

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FCM Global is headquartered in Medellin, Colombia and operates through its facility located in La Ceja, Antioquia, Colombia, a town approximately 40km southwest of Medellin.

FCM Global supplies pharmaceutical, nutritional, wellness, and cosmetic companies in legal markets worldwide with customized medical non-psychoactive cannabis extracts, oils, and isolates at commercial scale. FCM Global also collaborates with clients on research & development. FCM Global is Colombia’s first licensed producer and exporter of non-psychoactive medical cannabis extracts for medical and research purposes. Its license permits it to engage in activities related to growing cannabis plants in which THC content does not exceed 1% of its dry weight, which may include sowing, acquisition and production of seeds, storage, marketing, distribution, and final disposal of plants, as well as the export and use for medical and scientific purposes.

Facilities and Production

FCM Global’s La Ceja facility is a newly built, medical cannabis facility in Colombia. The facility is approximately 235,800 square feet with research, genetics, cultivation, extraction, packaging, storage, distribution, and export capabilities. The expected centralized production is set to reach 50 tons of extract by 2020.

The FCM Global cultivation greenhouse, with over 150 beds, represents a sanitized and controlled environment which was purpose-built for maximizing the health and yield of each cannabis plant. Fully enclosed, the space features real-time monitoring, tracking, and analysis of all critical growth factors, including temperature, CO2, humidity, and soil pH levels. This system of sensors also helps prevent diseases and pests as well as efficiently manages the use of water, energy, and fertilizers. The irrigation systems are linked to a rainfall-fed onsite reservoir and nutritional delivery systems. FCM Global’s green agricultural processes do not utilize synthetic fertilizers or toxic chemicals and are administered by a combination of automated regulation/delivery technologies and hands on methods which include visual inspections by professionals. FCM Global’s greenhouse infrastructure includes blackout shades, circulation fans, cold LED lighting, humidifiers, ventilators and a project plan is underway to adopt solar power. All possible materials are recycled to minimize waste.

The FCM Global platform benefits from seed-to-sale traceability and security and intrusion-detection systems. The La Ceja complex has its own onsite utilities and communications center and a project planning is underway to adopt solar power.

Corporate Social Responsibility

FCM Global management is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen in Colombia, the only jurisdiction in which it develops its products. The goal of corporate social responsibility is to build positive relationships in the surrounding community. A strong corporate social responsibility program can have positive impacts in attracting and retaining qualified employees and fostering positive relationships with governmental regulatory bodies. FCM works closely with local and indigenous communities. These arrangements with indigenous communities include, assistance in developing a legal framework to legitimize their operations by either obtaining their own licenses or extending FCM Global’s license to them, sustainable economic models for the benefit of the community, generating high-quality jobs and legitimate taxable income stream, and share FCM Global know how, best practices, and technology across a wide range of aspects, including waste management.

Climate, Specialized Skill and Knowledge

Colombia’s unique combination of equatorial climate, ideal luminosity, and optimal elevation make it a good place to sustainably cultivate medical cannabis. One of the top ranked countries for biodiversity, Colombia is the natural home to hundreds of indigenous cannabis strains and offers abundant access to renewable resources and rainwater. The second largest exporter of both coffee and cut flowers globally, Colombia benefits from millions of hectares in suitable agricultural lands, existing agricultural infrastructure, and a large and experienced organic farming workforce.

FCM Global boasts low production costs, access to high-quality extracts at commercial scale, and the ability to keep pace with a rapidly changing competitive landscape. FCM Global takes advantage of its climate and less expensive but skilled workforce to produce non-psychoactive cannabis oils and dried flower, including its VerdeCann Full Spectrum branded extracts which are rich in CBD, low in THC, and contain all the active cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals from the natural plant.

Beyond its operational cost-efficiency, Colombia is well-positioned to become a future geographic hub for the medical cannabis industry. Consistently ranked highly in Latin America for “Ease of Doing Business” by the World Bank, Colombia is a geo-strategic gateway connecting the Americas, with direct access to both the Atlantic and Pacific, and offers close-proximity to high-potential markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Colombia also possesses a deep pool of relevant industry talent and a thriving medical research community.

Colombia Economic Profile

Colombia is Latin America’s fourth largest economy ranked by estimated GDP. It ranks behind only Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. Colombia is Latin America’s fourth largest oil producer and the world’s fourth largest coal producer, third largest coffee exporter, and second largest cut flowers exporter. The agricultural sector employs 17% of the labour force and composes 7.4% of the GDP of Colombia. In terms of population size, Colombia ranks third in Latin America with a population north of 49 million individuals. A significant portion of the population (~40%) is under the age of 24 years and the median age is 30.

FCM Global

Visit FCM Global's Website

FCM Global is headquartered in Medellin, Colombia and operates through its facility located in La Ceja, Antioquia, Colombia, a town approximately 40km southwest of Medellin.

FCM Global supplies pharmaceutical, nutritional, wellness, and cosmetic companies in legal markets worldwide with customized medical non-psychoactive cannabis extracts, oils, and isolates at commercial scale. FCM Global also collaborates with clients on research & development. FCM Global is Colombia’s first licensed producer and exporter of non-psychoactive medical cannabis extracts for medical and research purposes. Its license permits it to engage in activities related to growing cannabis plants in which THC content does not exceed 1% of its dry weight, which may include sowing, acquisition and production of seeds, storage, marketing, distribution, and final disposal of plants, as well as the export and use for medical and scientific purposes.

Facilities and Production

FCM Global’s La Ceja facility is a newly built, medical cannabis facility in Colombia. The facility is approximately 235,800 square feet with research, genetics, cultivation, extraction, packaging, storage, distribution, and export capabilities. The expected centralized production is set to reach 50 tons of extract by 2020.

The FCM Global cultivation greenhouse, with over 150 beds, represents a sanitized and controlled environment which was purpose-built for maximizing the health and yield of each cannabis plant. Fully enclosed, the space features real-time monitoring, tracking, and analysis of all critical growth factors, including temperature, CO2, humidity, and soil pH levels. This system of sensors also helps prevent diseases and pests as well as efficiently manages the use of water, energy, and fertilizers. The irrigation systems are linked to a rainfall-fed onsite reservoir and nutritional delivery systems. FCM Global’s green agricultural processes do not utilize synthetic fertilizers or toxic chemicals and are administered by a combination of automated regulation/delivery technologies and hands on methods which include visual inspections by professionals. FCM Global’s greenhouse infrastructure includes blackout shades, circulation fans, cold LED lighting, humidifiers, ventilators and a project plan is underway to adopt solar power. All possible materials are recycled to minimize waste.

The FCM Global platform benefits from seed-to-sale traceability and security and intrusion-detection systems. The La Ceja complex has its own onsite utilities and communications center and a project planning is underway to adopt solar power.

Corporate Social Responsibility

FCM Global management is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen in Colombia, the only jurisdiction in which it develops its products. The goal of corporate social responsibility is to build positive relationships in the surrounding community. A strong corporate social responsibility program can have positive impacts in attracting and retaining qualified employees and fostering positive relationships with governmental regulatory bodies. FCM works closely with local and indigenous communities. These arrangements with indigenous communities include, assistance in developing a legal framework to legitimize their operations by either obtaining their own licenses or extending FCM Global’s license to them, sustainable economic models for the benefit of the community, generating high-quality jobs and legitimate taxable income stream, and share FCM Global know how, best practices, and technology across a wide range of aspects, including waste management.

Climate, Specialized Skill and Knowledge

Colombia’s unique combination of equatorial climate, ideal luminosity, and optimal elevation make it a good place to sustainably cultivate medical cannabis. One of the top ranked countries for biodiversity, Colombia is the natural home to hundreds of indigenous cannabis strains and offers abundant access to renewable resources and rainwater. The second largest exporter of both coffee and cut flowers globally, Colombia benefits from millions of hectares in suitable agricultural lands, existing agricultural infrastructure, and a large and experienced organic farming workforce.

FCM Global boasts low production costs, access to high-quality extracts at commercial scale, and the ability to keep pace with a rapidly changing competitive landscape. FCM Global takes advantage of its climate and less expensive but skilled workforce to produce non-psychoactive cannabis oils and dried flower, including its VerdeCann Full Spectrum branded extracts which are rich in CBD, low in THC, and contain all the active cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals from the natural plant.

Beyond its operational cost-efficiency, Colombia is well-positioned to become a future geographic hub for the medical cannabis industry. Consistently ranked highly in Latin America for “Ease of Doing Business” by the World Bank, Colombia is a geo-strategic gateway connecting the Americas, with direct access to both the Atlantic and Pacific, and offers close-proximity to high-potential markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Colombia also possesses a deep pool of relevant industry talent and a thriving medical research community.

Colombia Economic Profile

Colombia is Latin America’s fourth largest economy ranked by estimated GDP. It ranks behind only Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. Colombia is Latin America’s fourth largest oil producer and the world’s fourth largest coal producer, third largest coffee exporter, and second largest cut flowers exporter. The agricultural sector employs 17% of the labour force and composes 7.4% of the GDP of Colombia. In terms of population size, Colombia ranks third in Latin America with a population north of 49 million individuals. A significant portion of the population (~40%) is under the age of 24 years and the median age is 30.