Mexico Restrictions for the Use of Cannabis and Derivatives

On Jan. 12, 2021, the Basic Wellbeing Law Laws for the Management of Creation, Investigation, and Medicinal Use of Hashish and its Pharmacological Derivatives (the Laws) ended up published in the Federal Official Gazette, coming into force Jan. 13, 2021.

The Polices control, regulate, endorse, and keep an eye on the uncooked materials, pharmacological derivatives, and medications derived from hashish, for creation, exploration, producing, and healthcare reasons. The Restrictions use to actions carried out for the adhering to uses: 



Principal production,



Wellness research,



Pharmacological investigate,



Producing of pharmacological derivatives and medicines, and



Health-related analysis, avoidance, therapeutics, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Good quality Manage Laboratories

Each individual health registration holder must have an impartial High-quality Regulate Laboratory1 under the authority of a skilled person with the demanded academic qualifications and knowledge, pursuant to the treatments established in the laboratory’s High-quality Management System2.


Individuals fascinated in carrying out hashish exploration ought to obtain authorization for their Exploration Protocol from COFEPRIS. 


The cannabis harvesting allow for investigate and producing ought to be filed just before SENASICA3, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations, including the authorization of the analysis protocol or the sanitary registration for the medicine to be developed.

Health care Functions

Prescription of hashish medications need to observe the provisions set forth in Article 240 of the Normal Regulation of Overall health4 and its Restrictions. Gurus who want to get hold of a bar code for exclusive prescriptions for cannabis medicine will require a allow from COFEPRIS.


Public and non-public institutions concerned in the manufacturing method, import, export, or use of raw materials, pharmacological derivatives5 or hashish medicines will be necessary to manage a precise control book that complies with the needs recognized in the Polices, and to implement security devices in compliance with Report 46 of the Regulation of Inputs for Health and fitness and Pharmacopoeia of the United Mexican States6 and satisfy all of the needs established by the Polices.

The control reserve will have to be authorized by COFEPRIS and will have to have a document of the manufacturing of the pharmacological derivatives for which the sanitary registration for sale is remaining requested. It must also consist of, as applicable, the pursuing details:



Identify of the pharmacological derivatives



Good deal range



Quantity to be made use of and balance remaining






Use and destination that will be supplied, and



Course of action summary.

Producers that constantly require uncooked products, pharmacological derivatives, or cannabis medications ought to notify COFEPRIS, in January and May possibly, of the portions that will be required the following 12 months.

Factories or laboratories that procedure pharmacological derivatives and storage amenities that hold these products will only be capable to sell them to institutions with a legitimate sanitary license for such objective.

Owners of pharmacological derivatives need to give published detect to COFEPRIS and other appropriate authorities of any shortages or waste in their inventories to avoid unintended distribution of these substances.


The destruction of pharmacological derivatives ought to be communicated to COFEPRIS and carried out in the presence of a health authority or verifier.

Import and Export

Raw elements, pharmacological derivatives, and cannabis medications may perhaps be imported into Mexico with customs clearance from the proficient authority.

Pharmacological derivatives and hashish medications may perhaps be exported from Mexico, if they comply with the authorized necessities in the place state.

For the import and export of the previously mentioned-mentioned solutions, a preceding sanitary permit granted by SADER7 or COFEPRIS will have to be received.

Import and export may not be carried out by everyday mail underneath any instances.

Importers must preserve the import and export permits for a minimum of three years.

Gross sales and Marketing

Promotion of hashish medicines need to be directed to well being specialists only. Marketing and marketing to the common public is not permitted.

Institutions that sell cannabis medications have to fulfill the relevant authorized provisions, and must have the subsequent documentation:



Sanitary license



Sanitary responsible recognize



Control guides



Federal taxpayer registry and



Permission of acquisition in marketplace.

1 Authorized by Federal Commission for the Safety towards Sanitary Challenges (COFEPRIS) to carry out the analytical tests essential for monitoring and handle throughout the diverse phases of the hashish procedure.

2 Mechanism via which the Good quality Manage Laboratory complies with the provisions of Posting 8 of the Health and fitness Provides Regulation and controls top quality-relevant routines.

3 National Provider for Agro-Alimentary General public Overall health, Protection and High quality.

4 Article 240. Only the next gurus could prescribe medication, if they have a degree registered by the competent educational authorities, fulfill the problems established forth in the Legislation, its regulations, and the prerequisites determined by the Ministry of Health: I. health-related surgeons II. veterinary doctors, when prescribed for animals, and III. dental surgeons, for dental situations. Health care interns will be capable to prescribe narcotics with the constraints established by the Secretary of Overall health.

5 All cannabinoids and their acidic kinds, which include the combination or composition thereof, that have some pharmacological action, that are identified by their physical, chemical or organic action attributes, that are not in pharmaceutical kind and that satisfy the conditions to be utilised as an energetic component of a Drugs.

6 Article 46. Public and personal institutions that course of action, import, export, or use narcotics or psychotropic substances for human use shall have regulate publications authorized by the Ministry and a security method for their safekeeping and custody. […]

7 Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement.

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