Mexico

Thu
15
Aug

What you need to know about cannabis in Latin America

A number of countries in Latin America have the potential to become global leaders in the cannabis space. Here’s what you need to know.
 

When people talk about cannabis, all eyes turn to Canada. After all, the country was of the first to legalize cultivation and usage for medical purposes in 2001. Then, of course, they fully legalized the cultivation, sale, and adult-use of recreational cannabis last year. Canada also houses some of the largest and most notable companies in the industry, including Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, and Tilray.

Thu
15
Aug

Mexico's top court demands regulation on medical marijuana after long delays

Mexico’s supreme court ordered the health ministry on Wednesday to issue regulation within six months on medical marijuana use, saying its failure to do so after legalization in 2017 had put rights at risk for patients, including children.

The court made the decision as part of its ruling in favor of a child who needed medication derived from cannabis substance THC to treat epilepsy.

“Due to the absence of rules regulating the therapeutic use of cannabis, it was impossible for the plaintiff to access treatment based on this substance or any of its derivatives,” the court said in a statement.

The health ministry had been instructed to update its guidelines within half a year following a June 2017 reform to legalize marijuana for medical and scientific needs.

Thu
08
Aug

Mexico set to embrace cannabis legalisation

The Mexican government is to stage a raft of public meetings next week in preparation for proposals that will legalise cannabis throughout the country.

Lawmakers in Mexico City teed up the prospect of legalisation last year when the nation’s Supreme Court ruled that ‘prohibiting personal use of cannabis is unconstitutional’.

That ruling paved the way for the Latin American giant to relax current laws around marijuana – a move which experts believe will happen in early 2020.

A series of countrywide hearings will run on August 12, 14 and 16 allowing the public to have their say on various elements of law reform surrounding a host of topics from full legalisation of recreational cannabis to medical marijuana.

Fri
26
Jul

America’s neighbors apply peer pressure on U.S. Cannabis Policy

When it comes to marijuana, the drug war is quickly turning into a rout, with prohibition in broad retreat. Look no further than the surrender of the America’s closest geographical neighbors, Mexico and Canada. Both have opened the doors to recreational cannabis in the past year — and it’s already having a downstream impact on the U.S.

Mon
15
Jul

Cannabis in Latin America gets a new ‘social outlook’

Cannabis in Latin America, without the stigma, could be as clean as any region considered violent-free. In a classic context, the UK and North America hold the biggest market share in the cannabis industry, because it’s a legal business in those regions. How would Latin America fare if allowed to participate in the cannabis market? Investors have indeed found a new fortune in growing the once illicit plant.

Fri
12
Jul

UFC Champ Henry Cejudo talks cannabis, UFC, and legalization & stigma in Mexico

If you’ve never seen Henry Cejudo fight, don’t worry, you are not alone. After the blitzkrieg of blows Cejudo delivered in UFC 238, even other fighters like Marlon Moraes can hardly claim that they have. 

Depending on what sport you follow, Henry Cejudo has either been a household name for close to 15 years, or a relatively new addition to the elite tier of UFC fighters. In 2006, while still in high-school, Cejudo won the American Wrestling Federations National Freestyle Tournament at the most elite level. Within two years, Cejudo represented America in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games and brought home the gold, making him the youngest ever Mexican-American Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Champion.

Wed
19
Jun

Mexican Federal police scorch 13-square-mile cannabis grow site

Last week, the US Border Control announced a gigantic drug bust had been made by Mexican authorities using technology and training from US government agencies. Mexican officials torched a 13 square mile marijuana growing operation six miles from the US-Mexico border in La Rumorosa, Baja California. Law enforcement officials destroyed more than 42,000 plants that weighed 70,000 pounds.

Tue
28
May

Agriculture Technology Transforming Latin America’s Medical Cannabis Market

Latin America’s medical cannabis market may be a perfect fit for agriculture technology like precision irrigation.

Fri
10
May

Mexico announces plans to end the prohibition of drugs

The President of Mexico has announced plans to pursue a dramatic shift away from drug prohibition. The National Development Plan for 2019-2024, presented by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his administration last week, states that a “prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable” because it leads to violence and public health harms, and criminalizes people who use drugs. The plan proposes to negotiate with the United States and in multilateral settings like the United Nations to end the prohibition of drugs and redirect the resources now invested in the war on drugs toward treatment programs.

Mon
29
Apr

Recreational marijuana to enter the Mexican market before October

Even though marijuana is still illegal in many countries around the world, it’s prominence is increasing day by day. Taken from a Gallup report which stated 66% of the US population is in favor of cannabis legalization. From null to bulk, the US currently has 33 states that have approved some form of legal marijuana program as well as 10 among them approving recreational marijuana as well.

Not just the US, but also 40 other countries have legalized medical marijuana. Two of them have already allowed recreational marijuana, i.e. Canada and Uruguay. Canada was the first in this run to wholly legalize it throughout the country in 2018.

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