Mexico’s supreme court regulated the use of medical cannabis after its failure to legalize cannabis in 2017. The court made this decision in favor of a child who needed medication derived from the THC cannabis substance to treat epilepsy. The health ministry must now update its cannabis guidelines within half a year to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use.
The judges who make up the Sixth Collegiate Court of the Fifteenth Circuit took the tests and testimonies of patients who use cannabis and confirmed that cannabis is a valid medical treatment tool. This is positive step towards full legalization in Mexico. .
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Collectively, in June 2019, patients filed an application for protection for medical cannabis use in view of the lack of regulation and bureaucracy imposed by the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris).
The judges of the Sixth Collegiate Tribunal of the Fifteenth Circuit, based in Mexicali, endorsed the evidence presented by the patients, from documents to testimonies that will be included in the Amparo procedure.