Mexico is working to implement a federal medical marijuana program, and lawmakers are also seeking to have CBD regulated like a health supplement.
The new law will allow Mexican CBD producers to add CBD to a wide variety of commonly used health products such as lotions and supplements, according to Forbes. Consumers in Mexico would have access to a multitude of CBD products without questions regarding legality. It would be on the shelves of stores right along with other health supplements and products.
President of HempMeds Latin America Raul Elizalde, said, “A good point about this regulation in Mexico is that any product with a THC concentration higher than 1% can still be registered with the government, and sold as a prescription. But the best part is that [cannabinoids] with below 1% THC content can be in medicine, supplements, lotions, food, anything. This is very, very good for our country, and I think we’re one of the very first in the world to take that path.”
Olga Sanchez, the proposed interior minister for Mexico president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, indicates that big changes are coming. Sanchez said, “Not only will it be amnesty, it will be a law to reduce jail time … We will propose decriminalization, create truth commissions, we will attack the causes of poverty, we will give scholarships to the youth and we will work in the field to get them out of the drug situation.”
Elizalde continued by saying, “The Mexican government understands that CBD is not a danger to public health, so regulating quantity just doesn’t make sense. Usually people take around 60 mg per day for medicinal purposes, but studies showing no health risks have tested dosages of up to 250 mg per kilogram weight of the patient before researchers basically gave up.”