Mexico’s Rules on Sanitary Management for the Manufacturing, Analysis and Medical Use of Hashish and Its Pharmacological Derivatives (the “Rules”) have been printed at this time in the Federal Official Gazette, for entry into drive tomorrow. These Rules come greater than three years after the amendments to the Normal Well being Regulation and the Federal Prison Code we mentioned here, which mandated implementing rules inside 180 days following these amendments entry into drive.

The Rules grew to become official at this time following a 70-working-day extension issued by a Mexico Metropolis decide late final yr, to the September 9 deadline imposed by the Supreme Court docket on the Ministry of Well being to control medical use hashish in its amparo ruling 57/2019.

These rules comprehensively deal with the management, promotion and sanitary supervision of uncooked supplies, molecular complexes, pharmacological derivatives and medicines for manufacturing, scientific, industrial and medical functions. Maybe most significantly, these new rules imply that companies now not have to deal solely with COFEPRIS as numerous different Mexican authorities businesses shall be tasked with deciphering and making use of the Rules. Companies might want to get hold of numerous permits/licenses earlier than they will apply for a hashish license for any of the actions supplied for within the Rules.

The Rules will strike a powerful blow in opposition to unlawful hashish actions in Mexico and propel Mexico as an exporter of hashish merchandise to markets to which it already sells medicines, akin to South America, Europe, and the US. The Rules additionally will facilitate competitiveness within the hashish market and result in cheaper choices for hashish.

In future posts, we’ll talk about the Rules intimately. We will even talk about them reside on Thursday, January 28, throughout a FREE hour-long webinar discussing the enterprise facet of medical and leisure hashish in MexicoREGISTER TODAY!

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