Mexico’s health regulator announced this week that the country will be legalizing the sales of marijuana-based products including medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics, and other things next year.
It was this past June that Mexico legalized the use of the drug for medical and scientific needs but has yet to consider legalizing it for recreational use and cultivation.
Health regulator Cofepris (The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk) aspokesman Arturo Tornel said that the agency is planning to formally publish the regulation for pot-based goods within days. Pure marijuana is not included in the regulation.
According to Tornel, Cofepris expects distributors and retailers to import the items, with some companies eventually producing items in Mexico using marijuana grown abroad.