Adrián Cisneros Aguilar

Adrián oversees Harris Bricken’s Mexico practice, where he helps companies on US-Mexico cross border legal matters, including cannabis law matters, Latin American and European companies on China and International Law issues, and local companies with international and domestic business transactions. Adrian is also an integral part of our Latin America desk and a regular contributor to the award-winning China Law and Canna Law blogs. In addition to his work at Harris Bricken, Adrián also teaches law and business at Universidad Anáhuac, one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities and heads up an international consultancy for SMEs and governments looking to set up and operate effectively in Mexico or Asia.

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Cannabis en Latinoamérica: Conversatorio este 31 de mayo

Inscríbase AQUÍ! En fechas recientes, Costa Rica dio un gran paso hacia la creación de una industria cannábica sostenible al promulgar su Ley del Cannabis para Uso Medicinal y Terapéutico y del Cáñamo para Uso Alimentario e Industrial. Dicha ley está pensada como un medio de asegurarle a los costarricenses un acceso seguro y costeable a productos

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Cannabis in Mexico: Focus on Hemp

Medical cannabis is legal in Mexico, but not much has been happening lately with legalizing cannabis for adult use. Oaxaca has made some effort to decriminalize recreational cannabis consumption, and earlier Mexican Supreme Court decisions declared prohibition unconstitutional, but other than these things, legalization and regulation of recreational cannabis has stalled in Mexico. Mexico’s Cannabis Law

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Is Oaxaca Leading on Mexican Cannabis?

A couple of weeks ago, the Asociación Indígena Productora de Cannabis de Oaxaca (AIPCO), a Oaxaca non-profit organization comprised of local indigenous cannabis growers, gave indigenous individuals and communities 26 medical cannabis growing licenses issued by Mexico’s Federal Commission For The Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris). Around the same time, the government of the state

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Mexico Cannabis FAQ: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 in this series on Mexico cannabis and frequently asked questions. If you missed us yesterday, Part 1 can be found here. What are the requirements to start producing, processing and selling cannabis? Right now, only medical use is fully legal in Mexico, so the requirements discussed here will be those related

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Mexico Cannabis FAQ: Part 1

Welcome to the first of two blog posts on frequently asked questions regarding cannabis in Mexico. Because we are one of very few American law firms with an office in Mexico that handles Mexico cannabis legal matters, we get a steady stream of questions regarding the current state of Mexico’s cannabis regime, and what to

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Will Mexico Drop Hemp from the Cannabis Law Bill?

Unfortunately, it looks like Mexico may leave hemp out of the cannabis law bill. That is right folks, after much discussion, lobbying and attempts to educate the government on cannabis legalization in Mexico (yes, we have also made our small contributions), the Mexican Senate seems more focused on creating the appearance that it will go

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Vapes and E-cigarettes in Mexico

Vapes. E-cigarettes. Mexico! Like a lot of people, my brother-in-law is trying to quit smoking. And like a lot of people, he’s not having much success. Which is why a few weeks ago I was sitting in the dining room of a hotel in Florida and he was standing outside on the balcony, sucking on

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¡Vamos! Mexican Supreme Court Unanimously Clears the Path for Hemp

Yesterday, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled several provisions unconstitutional in the General Health Law and the Federal Criminal Code, because they prohibit cultivation of ≤1% THC cannabis for non-medical or research purposes. The Court ruled that unconstitutionality derives from the provisions violating the protected freedom to work and to trade. The ruling followed the Court’s

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Top Misconceptions About Cannabis in Mexico, Part 3

In this multipart series, we debunk various incorrect ideas, impressions and rumors we continue to hear about the Mexico cannabis industry and the road to legalization. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. Are you getting something wrong about cannabis in Mexico? Keep reading! Legalization is only about allowing people to grow/smoke weed. Nothing could