About Us

Vision

To be a global leader in medical cannabis, known for the highest quality standards and using industry leading, innovative production technology.

Mission

The mission of Medcolcanna is to enhance the well-being of our costumers throughout the world. We are passionate about being at the forefront of the medical cannabis industry through our use of state of the art, organic agricultural technology and cutting edge pharmaceutical processes.

Company Profile

Medcolcanna is a medical cannabis company operating in Colombia.  Led by a proven, successful management team with facilities located in prime, optimal growing locations we are strategically positioned to take advantage of the phenomenal growth prospects in the medical cannabis market. 

We produce products of the highest quality by employing state of the art, organic agricultural technology and industry leading, innovative pharmaceutical processes.  We are passionate about finding ways to enhance the well-being of our customers and being at the forefront of the medical cannabis industry.

We believe that the best way to expand our production capabilities and develop a sustainable business model is by establishing a long-term inclusive relationship with the surrounding communities.  Through the shared value creation with small local farmers we consider the agricultural expertise of the community and the key organizational and cropping techniques that we could provide them to optimize their businesses will build a high-quality supply source for our company.

Medcolcanna’s facilities ensure environmental control and have a pest free environment which allows genetic excellence and high quality cannabis.  Products will be tested to meet quality standards at every stage of the production chain.

Meet the Management Team

Felipe de la Vega | Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur with a Masters in Finance with many years of experience founding and leading different companies. Founder of Medcolcanna. former founder and CEO of Trenaco Holding Corporation, a commodity trading company with revenues worth of USD $800 million in 2014. Led Trenaco to be the 2nd largest exporter of coking coal in Colombia; 17th largest exporter overall; and 76th largest company in Colombia.

Nicolas Rodriguez | Chief Operating Officer

Agricultural engineer with more than 13 years experience leading innovation and business development in the agro industry. Strong leadership and technological knowledge in agricultural production. Previously General Manager at Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership; a social business builder that brings entrepreneurial solutions to agribusinesses, farmers and fishermen. He structured and consolidated all the regional operations in one national company with an investment of USD $4,5 million. He implemented a logistic and commercial platform that allows farmers to trade 5.6 million kilos of fresh products per year. He developed and led the implementation and training of a farmer allied structure that includes more than 2000 producers with formal and regular provider relationship with the company.

Chris Reid | Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Reid has 9 years of experience in the Colombian industry, including international business experience as a Chartered Accountant. Prior to his time in Industry, he worked with the International Accounting Firm KPMG. Mr. Reid is the CEO and President of Petrodorado, a Company that had operations in Colombia, he is also currently a director of several Canadian publicly listed companies.

Harm Hids | Head of Product Development & Business Development in Europe

Harm’s connection to medical cannabis came through a deeply personal journey. His son, who was suffering from Crohn’s Disease, was no longer responding to traditional treatments. When he discovered the benefits of medical cannabis he developed a formula that proved successful for his son. Tests on hundreds of other patients resulted in remarkable response rates. He then expanded his efforts into formulating medicines and food supplements for other diseases. Harm is fascinated with pharmacokinetics and discovering how to deliver cannabinoids to the right place, at the right time, in the right form.

Meet the Medcolcanna Board

Robert James Metcalfe

Robert James Metcalfe is a lawyer and has served as President, CEO, Lead Director Chairman and Committee member on numerous publicly listed natural resource and industry company corporate boards in Canada, the USA, England, South America and Africa. He was a senior partner with the law firm Lang Michener LLP for 20 years. Throughout his career. Mr. Metcalfe has served as a director of public and private corporations including publicly listed Radiant Energy Corp., Alberta Oil Sands, LeadFX, PetroMagdalena Inc. and currently serves as director of Gran Colombia Gold Corp., WPC Resources Ltd., LSC Lithium Corp. and Agility Health Corporation. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Felipe de la Vega | Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur with a Masters in Finance with many years of experience founding and leading different companies. Founder of Medcolcanna. former founder and CEO of Trenaco Holding Corporation, a commodity trading company with revenues worth of USD $800 million in 2014. Led Trenaco to be the 2nd largest exporter of coking coal in Colombia; 17th largest exporter overall; and 76th largest company in Colombia.

Thor Borresen

Thor Borresen is the Marketing Vice-president of Bavaria, the Colombian operation of the world’s leading brewer, AB-In Bev. Mr. Borresen is responsible for leading the development of a complete portfolio of local and international beer brands, boosting category growth and building the equity of the brands. His professional career spans over 14 years in different commercial roles. Before joining Bavaria, he was part of the marketing team in Kraft Foods Colombia and Venezuela, overseeing local and regional markets. He led the development and launch of a new business unit: The High End Company, integrating the roles of Sales, Marketing, Finance and Logistics for a group of Global and Craft brands. Thor is one of the most prestigious marketing executives in Colombia.

Pablo Vieira

Pablo Vieira is the Global Director of the NDC Partnership Support Unit. In this role, Pablo leads efforts that build momentum for ambitious climate and development actions, in collaboration with governments and international stakeholders around the world. Pablo is a leading figure in the environmental, green growth, and sustainable rural development sectors in Colombia. Before joining the NDC Partnership, he served as an Advisor to President Juan Manuel Santos, managing Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and supporting the coordination and implementation of national and international commitments on the environment and climate change. In 2013, Pablo was appointed as Deputy Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, responsible for the formulation, adoption, and implementation of all environmental and sustainable development strategies, policies, and regulations. Pablo is a Chemical Engineer from Colombia’s National University and holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Country Overview

We chose to focus our operations in Colombia to leverage the multiple advantages that the country offers:

  • Regulated medical cannabis industry (Ley 1787 of 206)
  • Lower production costs: USD$0.05 per gram, about 3.5% of the production costs in North America
  • Optimal growing conditions with year-round moderate temperatures and high light intensity
  • Experienced agricultural industry and skilled labour
  • Strategically located as a gateway to Latin America
  • Only equatorial country with a legal cannabis framework

Facilities Tour

Optimal grow conditions

Flat topography

18 hectares available

Organic Soil

Infrastructure in-place

Natural water supply

Hacienda “El Candil”

  • 30 minutes away from Bogota in an area with optimal conditions which have helped position Colombia as the second largest flower producer in the world for the last two decades
  • 3 hectares of available land (2 of which is cultivable land)
  • Easy access, water availability, flat land
  • Suitable location to apply security protocol for psychoactive cannabis growing
  • Option to expand to up to 18 hectares of cultivation

Expansion Plans

A total 25,780 acres available for development. Half of all Medcolcanna’s production will be 100% certified organic.

Villa de Leyva

  • 1.1 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 7,050 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 54°F - 77°F

Rionegro

  • 1.1 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 6,800 Feeta bove sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 54°F - 64°F

Venecia

  • 3.2 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 4,280 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 64°F - 79°F

Jericó

  • 8.6 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 6,270 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 64°F - 79°F

Puerto Berrío

  • 204.5 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 410 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 75°F - 88°F

Pueblo Nuevo

  • 215 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 354 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 48°F - 77°F

Planeta Rica

  • 183 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 328 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 73°F - 97°F

Caucasia

  • 237 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 164 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 73°F - 93°F

Puerto López

  • 269 million Sq. Ft of available and cultivatable land
  • Altitude: 1198 feet above sea level
  • Min. - Max. Temperature: 72°F - 91°F

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