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26th July 2023
Mexico: The Federal Commission for the Protection against Public Health Risks (Cofepris) has seized 1,811 products from a number of stores in the Paradise chain in Mexico City, including CBD, hemp seeds, and cannabis extracts, for lacking sufficient safety evidence. Cofepris said some products displayed a false Cofepris registration code, violating regulations.
14th April 2023
12th April 2023
Mexico: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said 63 licences to distribute cannabis-based products that were issued by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Public Health Risks (Cofepris) to companies linked to the family of former president Vicente Fox are under investigation, press reports. López Obrador claims the licences were issued just five days before the end of the previous administration. Fox has denied any wrongdoing.
13th March 2023
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6th February 2023
27th January 2023
23rd January 2023
Mexico: The president of the Board of Directors of the Senate, Alejandro Armenta, has told media that cannabis and hemp reform would be addressed in the upcoming legislative session that begins on 1st February. The Supreme Court of Mexico has been calling on Congress to legalise and regulate cannabis for years, repeatedly ruling that the country’s current cannabis laws are unconstitutional, but legislative efforts have failed year after year.
29th November 2022
Mexico: A court in Sonora has granted a citizen’s petition and ordered the Federal Commission for the Protection against Public Health Risks (Cofepris) to issue a permit to consume and cultivate recreational cannabis for personal use, press reports. No commercial activity is allowed under the order (called an amparo). While the regulatory landscape for cannabis in Mexico is very unsettled, the courts continue to grant amparos to companies and individuals for cannabis-related activities.
8th November 2022
Mexico: Alejandro Armenta, president of the Board of Directors of the Senate, has announced that senators intend to separate legislation to regulate industrial hemp from the current debate on regulating recreational cannabis, press reports. Although it is not readily apparent exactly what shape it will take, Armenta said legislation to regulate industrial hemp could be approved before the current legislative session concludes on 15th December.
31st August 2022
Mexico: The Third Collegiate Court in Administrative Matters in Mexico City has approved an amparo (a legal protection for certain activities) for Xebra Brands to cultivate, produce and market hemp, press reports. The Federal Commission for Protection Against Public Health Risks (Cofepris) must now grant the company authorisation to conduct those activities; it will be the first such authorisation in Mexico. The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) approved an amparo for Xebra in December 2021, but this is expected to be the last necessary approval before the authorisation is issued.
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