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COFEPRIS Approves Certain Cannabis Products

Author:Mr Alejandro Luna, Gustavo Alcocer, Daniel Sánchez, Armando Arenas, Ingrid Ortiz and Erwin Cruz

One week before the change in Mexico's presidential administration—and in the midst of rumors that the Federal Commission against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) will cease to exist as an autonomous agency and will instead be merged with the Central Ministry of Health—COFEPRIS has approved the first products containing a cannabis-related substance, which include cosmetics, dietary supplements, food, and beverages.

These approvals followed the guidelines issued on October 30, 2018, to establish the criteria for the appraisal of applications of authorizations for the commercialization, exploitation, and importation of products with broad industrial uses that contain cannabis and its derivative in concentrations less than 1% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). (For further reference please see our newsletter No. 62 | NOV 2018, released on November 12, 2018 and available on Olivares' website:

The short time in which these approvals were issued is surprising. COFEPRIS may want to emphasize how quickly cannabis-related approvals will be issued...

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