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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

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Cannabis in Mexico Do applicants for cannabis licenses in Mexico have to be Mexican companies or Mexican residents? Do I need a medical cannabis license as a consumer/patient like in the USA or will it be different in Mexico? Is flower consumption observed in medical use? What are the requirements for

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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

The Mexican Senate Disappointed Us By Refusing to Consider Recreational Cannabis Legislation; Here’s What We Think Cannabis Businesses Should Do Now

The Mexican Senate Disappointed Us By Refusing to Consider Recreational Cannabis Legislation: Here’s What Cannabis Businesses Should Do Now

In my last post I reported the Mexican Senate’s refusal in its just-ended legislative session to address the Supreme Court’s 2018 directive to pass reforms legalizing recreational use of cannabis. Unless you are a Mexican Senator or Supreme Court Justice, you probably don’t have too many levers you can pull to speed the implementation of