Legal pot: Mexico to sell space cakes, cannabis drinks and marijuana lipsticks

In June, Mexico legalized the use of marijuana for medical and scientific needs but maintained a ban on recreational use and cultivation
Newsweek (US)
Thursday, December 21, 2017

marihuana amanecerMexico is set to legalize the sale of marijuana-based products early next year, despite the country’s struggles with the illicit drug trade. Mexico’s health regulator announced plans to permit the sale of cannabis-based foods, drinks, medicines and cosmetics in the market. Arturo Tornel, spokesman for health regulator Cofepris (The Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk), said that the agency plans to formally publish the regulation for marijuana-based goods within the next few days, allowing those items to enter the Mexico market in about a month. He added that Cofepris expects distributors and retailers to import the items, with some companies eventually producing items in Mexico using marijuana grown abroad.