MJ Biz reports
Mexico’s Supreme Court threw out barriers to low-THC cannabis production, just as the nation is moving toward full marijuana legalization.
In a ruling issued Dec. 1, Mexico’s high court sided with Xebra Brands and its Mexican subsidiary, Xebra Mexico, and declared that laws against growing cannabis below 1% THC are unconstitutional.
The ruling, which cannot be appealed, stipulates that a lower court now must ensure that Mexico’s national health agency, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), implement the high court’s decision.
Xebra Mexico was challenging COFEPRIS actions to block cannabis production except for medical and scientific purposes.
Xebra said after the ruling that it will now commercialize low-THC CBD and CBG products such as topicals, tinctures, oils and beverages.