Businessmen in Mexico get ready to sell cannabis
Although the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) revoked the guidelines on health control of cannabis and derivatives thereof, a group of businessmen, whose names they wish to keep anonymous, are ready to produce, process and sell in Mexico a wide range of products made from the plant.
These include medicines in all possible presentations and doses supported by scientific studies to properly treat specific diseases.
In an exclusive interview for ContraRéplica, they indicated that they are convinced that, despite the revocation announced by Cofepris, the Government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will present to the Congress of the Union a bill to regulate the production and sale of marijuana.
This conviction was reinforced after the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, said that "Mexico urgently needs to reform its approach to the use and use of drugs" and made it clear that "it is not about decriminalization or legalization, but about regulation. under a public health approach that recognizes the reality of the country, "he said during a forum in the Senate of the Republic.
The entrepreneur who leads the project said he is convinced that the federal Executive will work these months on the draft bill to regulate the drug, in order to send it for analysis and approval to the Chamber of Deputies for the next regular session, that begins in September, so that later it passes to the Senate, for its ratification.
They will announce the creation of the Mexican Association of Cannabis and Cannabis, a civil association, which proposes to affiliate representatives of the entire chain of production, distribution, industrialization, and commercialization of the herb and its derivatives. This body will be affiliated to the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism.
The businessmen do not want their initiative to be related to drug addiction, vice and the figure of the consumer of cigarettes, described in a derogatory way as marijuana, they argue that their effort has nothing to do with it, but the opposite, to supply the Mexican market with products useful and beneficial.
They will also create a foundation that seeks to combat misinformation about cannabis and give objective information on the characteristics, properties, effects, and benefits of the consumption of products derived from the plant, supported by scientists.
They indicate that the word marijuana will not be used, in order to avoid that the product is related to the negative connotations that have been given to the plant as "churros".