Legal Cannabis Latinoamérica
Bill making Medical Cannabis Legal in Mexico (Spanish)
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COFEPRIS, Mexico’s health regulation body, stated the agency plans to legalized the sale of cannabis-based medicines, foods, drinks, and various other forms of The Plant, allowing also access to the US$600 million U.S Industrial Hemp Market, the largest in the world, largely dependent on imports from suppliers in Canada and China.
- See Congressional Research Service Study (Library of Congress)
Even though the prohibition against cultivation and over-the-counter use has remain, COFEPRIS expects cannabis products to be imported at first, with domestic cultivation and manufacturing expected to follow soon.
- See Decree issued June 19, 2017 by Mexican President (CannabisMexico.com.mx)
In Uruguay pharmacies are legally selling Cannabis under a law that has made the small South American country the 1st in the world to legalize it from production to sale.
In Ecuador Cannabis is legal for personal consumption in quantities of up to 10 grams. Argentina has made it legal in the providences of Santa Fe and Chubut and decriminalized for personal use in Private Cannabis Pubs while Colombia releases plans for a Cannabis Cultivation Program.
In Peru Congress recently voted to legalize Cannabis for medical use, Costa Rica gets closer to creating a CostaRicaMarijuana.market, while Chile, Puerto Rico and Brazil already represent markets to be developed with each new passing law.
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