Big Ideas: Apply For Your Mexico Cannabis License NOW

— A Guest Post by Adrián Cisneros Aguilar *

For the past 15 years, the global “War on Drugs” has shaped Mexico’s national security landscape. The Mexican government’s offensive against illegal drugs has taken two paths: head-on clashes with the cartels and significant updates to its drug policies.

A brief timeline of events specifically affecting cannabis in Mexico is in order.

In 2009, Mexico decriminalized possession of small amounts of various narcotics for immediate and personal use. Since then, possessing 5 grams or less of cannabis is not a crime. Then, in 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized cannabis cultivation by any adult (18 and up) for personal use. In 2017, amendments to the General Health Law and the Federal Criminal Code allowed limited cannabis use and consumption for  qualified patients, possession for undertaking medical research, and import and export of medical cannabis products.

In 2018, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared Mexico’s general prohibition against adult use cannabis unconstitutional and also mandated that the Ministry of Health, COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks), and various other Mexican governmental agencies issue regulations to specifically address the establishment of a commercial cannabis chain for the distribution of cannabis.

Much remains

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B.C. To Allow Cannabis Sales Online and Over the Phone

The B.C. government has decided to allow private cannabis retailers to sell their products online and over the phone, although in-store pickup is still required.

Previously, customers could only reserve non-medical pot online and were required to be physically present to pay for the product. Now retailers can use apps and websites to collect payment information and charge customers, limiting the time customers need to spend in stores.

The province says the change was prompted by concerns about transmitting COVID-19.

– Read the entire article at CTV News.

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5 Moms Killing It In The Cannabis Game Right Now

Despite nationwide advances in the legalization movement, cannabis is still not fully accepted among many demographics. One group that has often shown an understandable resistance to the advance of marijuana in society is the one composed of mothers: What if my kid gets their hands on pot? What if I get too high and can’t respond in case of an emergency? What if…?

However, many mothers have cozied up to the idea that cannabis is no devil’s lettuce, no gateway drug, and that consuming it, or even making a living off it, will not make them worse mothers.

Some of these mothers have gone far in this endeavor, and today run some of the largest, most important, most influential companies in the cannabis industry, dismantling archaic conceptions and improving the lives of millions across the country.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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Free Webinar Tomorrow! Cannabis Litigation Trends (with Q&A)

Register HERE today!

Harris Bricken litigators regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses, investors and third parties at all stages of dispute resolution. Our expertise ranges from pre-filing resolution and mediation through motion practice, arbitration and open court. We regularly defend clients in administrative and license cancellation proceedings as well.

Cannabis disputes are unique. They are typically more complex than disputes found in other industries and they are nearly always “bet the business” affairs. Over the years, we have developed and prosecuted successful litigation strategies for many California, Oregon and Washington clients.

Tomorrow, on August 5, Harris Bricken’s litigators will discuss recent trends in cannabis litigation. We will answer your questions on this complex and evolving area of the law. The panel will consist of attorneys Jihee Ahn (Los Angeles and Portland) and Jesse Mondry (Portland), and will be moderated by Griffen Thorne (Los Angeles).

This presentation is free to attend and we encourage all attendees to submit questions in advance while registering. The attorneys will answer as many as possible during the lunch hour.

Register HERE today for our upcoming FREE webinar at 12pm PDT on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

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Mum Becomes One of the First People in Scotland to Be Prescribed Cannabis Legally After Years of Chronic Pain

A mother of five is thought to have become the first person in Scotland to be prescribed cannabis legally.

Kayleigh Compston, 26, has been prescribed the drug as part of a new European study. She says it allows her to play with her children and take a shower, after years of chronic pain.

Compston suffers from health conditions that cause her to experience paralysis and muscle spasms. Previously, she was routinely being prescribed morphine, which knocked her out and left her bedridden.

But she said she found cannabis, bought illegally, helped alleviate the symptoms of her functional neurological disorder (FND) and fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

– Read the entire article at Yahoo News.

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The Secrets to Smoking Cannabis at Home Without Annoying Your Neighbors

The tools and tricks you need to maintain your flower smoking routine without affecting your rental agreement or catching side-eye from neighbors.

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I don’t know about you, but smoking indoors for three months straight has put me in a little hot water with my property manager.

– Read the entire article at Thrilist.

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Perfect For Poolside Sipping, This CBD Colada Will Keep You Refreshed All Summer Long

During the warmer months, mixing up a thirst-quenching tropical drink is a fantastic way to keep your palate refreshed while enjoying endless days of sunshine. If you’re a fan of coconut and pineapple, these tasty fruits can be blended together to create the perfect cocktail: the piña colada. While alcohol can be dehydrating, there are other creative ways to enhance this classic summer drink. Skip the booze and create a CBD colada!

This CBD colada is smooth, creamy, and delicious. It’s also easy to make with just fresh-cut pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and hemp-derived CBD. Because this drink contains zero alcohol, it has fewer calories than the standard piña colada, plus it won’t leave you with a hangover. Cheers to that!

– Read the entire article at Pop Sugar.

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