Mexico’s President-Elect Favors Drug Decriminalization

Mexico’s general elections were held on Sunday, July 1 and the emerging victor for the country’s presidential run, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is likely to push for criminal drug law reforms, according to a teleSUR report. President-elect López Obrador, who is a former mayor of Mexico City, is already considering decriminalizing recreational cannabis use and regulating […]

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Mexico: Opium Prices Plummet, Poppy Farmers Return to Cannabis

Poppy farmers in Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic say that the price of opium paste — the key ingredient in heroin — has dropped so dramatically that many have stopped growing poppies and are returning to cannabis as their primary cash crop, Fox News reports. With legalization continuing to spread across the […]

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Mexican Regulators Expect MMJ Access in Early 2018

According to Julio Sánchez, Mexico’s commissioner of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS), patients in the nation are expected to have access to medical cannabis products in the first quarter of 2018, according to a Riviera-Maya report. What’s allowed under the federal medical cannabis regime? Medical companies can import cannabis-based products […]

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Uruguayan Cannabis Producer Plans to Export MMJ Oil

International Cannabis Corporation, a licensed cannabis producer in Uruguay, plans on exporting medical cannabis oil next month for sale in Canada and Mexico, according to a report from Reuters. Alejandro Antalich, the chief executive of ICC, said he hopes to eventually sell the product locally but is not permitted under the nation’s adult-use regime. The […]

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Vanessa Corrales: Infusing an Edibles Brand with Personality

Vanessa Corrales is the founder of San Diego, California-based B-Edibles, an infused edibles manufacturer that creates infused sugar products and is particularly well-known for offering medicated cotton candy. This Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode features Vanessa and our host TG Branfalt in a discussion about how being a medical cannabis patient led to Vanessa pursuing a career as […]

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Mexico Legalizes MMJ; Regulations Expected in 6 Months

Medical cannabis is now legal in Mexico, after President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree confirming an April decision by the Lower House of Congress which passed medical cannabis legislation 374-4. In December, the Mexican Senate approved the measure 98-7. The decree orders the Ministry of Health to set up a national medical cannabis system […]

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President’s Signature Will Legalize MMJ in Mexico

Mexico’s lower House of Congress on Friday passed a bill to legalize the use of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes, according to a report from Reuters. The measure passed the nation’s Senate in December and now moves to the desk of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who is expected to sign it. “The ruling eliminates […]

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Mexican Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill legalizing medicinal cannabis use 98-7, according to a Deutsche Welle report. The legislation will move to the lower Chamber of Deputies and, if passed, would then move to President Enrique Peña Nieto for final approval. Advocates say that wider legalization measures are needed in the country to help combat […]

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HempMeds Mexico to Export CBD Oil to Colombia

HempMeds Mexico, a subsidiary of California-based Medical Marijuana, Inc. is set to export its Real Scientific Hemp Oil to Colombia, the company announced in a press release. HempMeds is currently the only company with approval from the nation’s Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanity Risk (COFEPRIS) to import a cannabis product into the country. […]

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President of Mexico Keeping Tabs on California Legalization Bid

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is “paying close attention” to California’s recreational-use vote this November, according to California state Senator Ben Allen, who met with the head-of-state yesterday. If the state passes Proposition 64, it would put pressure on Mexican lawmakers to reform the country’s cannabis laws, according to a Reuters report. The meeting with […]

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Mexico’s Cannabis Reform Bill Stalled by Senate

Mexico’s senate has postponed discussing a bill to reform marijuana laws in the country until at least September, VICE reports, raising doubts that President Enrique Peña Nieto’s support for the proposal was anything more than good public relations. “It looks like he never really wanted it,” Lisa Sánchez, drug policy expert and activist, said in […]

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Proposal in Mexico Would Decriminalize an Ounce, Free Some Drug Offenders

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is pushing for lawmakers in his country to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use from five to 28 grams, according to an Associated Press report. His proposal also asks Mexico’s Congress to free people on trial or incarcerated for possessing up to one ounce and would allow […]

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President of Mexico Supports Medical Cannabis Legalization

In an about face from his previously vocalized opinions, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Tuesday that he is open to the idea of medical cannabis legalization in Mexico, and that government officials would be announcing new measures that reflect this change of heart in the coming days. Peña Nieto’s announcement was made in a speech […]

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Mexico Approves Another Medical Cannabis Import Permit

The Mexican government has announced that it will allow the parents of two girls suffering from an unspecified illness to import a medical cannabis oil derivative for use in treating the ailments. The country’s Federal Health Commission released a statement Monday stating that it had approved the parents’ request to import hemp oil into Mexico. […]

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Mexican Government Issues Four Permits to Possess, Grow Cannabis

The Mexican government has granted permits for four individuals to possess and grow cannabis for their personal consumption, The Associated Press reports. The permits only apply to those four individuals — the same four who won a high-profile November court ruling in which the Supreme Court of Mexico determined the right to cultivate, possess, and consume cannabis was […]

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Mexico Planning Major Legalization Discussion for January

The Mexican Supreme Court recently ruled that marijuana cultivation, possession and consumption is a basic human right. The ruling was based on the premise that prohibition violates the “right to free development of personality” stating that it is unconstitutional to disallow cannabis production and use. The case was brought to court by four members of […]

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