By Moeller IP Advisors
Cannabis is the preferred designation of the plant Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. The plant has a relatively long history of medical use, as it was already included in the US Pharmacopeia in 1850 for its sedative and anticonvulsant effects. In 1932 cannabis was removed from the British Pharmacopeia and in 1941 from the US Pharmacopeia as it was replaced by pure chemical compounds that could be prescribed at known and reliable doses. More recently the effects of the cannabis have been debated for treating symptoms of debilitating chronic diseases and chronic pain and its use for medical purposes has come back under the spotlight. As of today, several countries, among which Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Israel, Netherlands, Spain and 29 States of the US legally allowed the medical use of cannabis. Mexico has legalised medical cannabis in June 2017.
The Legal Panorama in Mexico
At the end of 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court had already debated on the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. An NGO had filed a request to the Cofepris, the Mexican Commission for Health Risks (Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios). The request aimed …Read More