Mexico to Legalize Marijuana-Based Products in Early 2018

According to health regulators in Mexico, the nation will legalize the sale of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics and other products early next year.

Arturo Tornel, spokesman for health regulator Cofepris, said that the agency plans to formally publish the regulation for pot-based goods within days, allowing those items to enter the Mexico market as soon as a month later, reports Reuters. Tornel notes that Cofepris expects distributors and retailers to import the items, with some companies eventually producing items in Mexico using marijuana grown abroad. The regulation does not apply to sales of pure marijuana.

Supporters of the move expect that it will help to reduce the wealth of drug cartels, which use marijuana as a major source of income.

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Mexico Issues First Permit to Grow and Use Marijuana for Recreational Purposes

By The Guardian

mexicoThe Mexican government has granted the first permits allowing for growing and possession of marijuana for personal use.

The government’s medical protection agency said the permits will apply only to the four plaintiffs who won a November supreme court ruling.

The permits won’t allow smoking marijuana in the presence of children or anyone who hasn’t given consent.

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Mexico Supreme Court to Consider Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

Mexico's Supreme Court.
Mexico’s Supreme Court.

On October 28, the Mexico Supreme Court is set to discuss a proposal that would effectively legalize the possession, use and production of cannabis for recreational purposes.

According to Reuters, judges will vote on whether to declare unconstitutional parts of a federal health law prohibiting the growth and consumption of cannabis after a nonprofit group filed an injunction against a 2013 decision by health regulator Cofepris. According to documents on the supreme court’s website, the hearing date is set for October 28.

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