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What is interesting is the experience of the legal support of modern hemp breeding in Mexico for the national market

16.03.2020

The bill primarily takes into account the possibilities for the development of domestic production. In addition, the draft regulatory act contains novels providing for the possibility of cultivating the plant both for personal use and the functioning of social hemp clubs. Unfortunately, in our country no one even remembers that Part 2 of Art. 28 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs clearly states that “the Convention does not apply to cannabis plants cultivated exclusively for industrial purposes ( fiber and seed ) or for gardening”. Those. providing the above definition “for gardening” with only departmental orders in our country, it is possible to regulate the use of citizenstechnical hemp of a therapeutic orientation for personal purposes and to get away from the need to obtain permits for this , as prescribed by current legislation .

In order to talk about any experience of hemp breeding in Mexico, it is necessary to focus on the basic postulates, from which it makes sense to build on, in order to conduct a minimal analysis of what is happening on the hemp market in this country.

1. The population of Mexico is about 130 million people;

2. Despite the fact that cannabis cultivation is prohibited in Mexico, raw materials can be imported for its use in the construction or textile business ;

3. Mexico is the main foreign supplier of illegal marijuana in the United States , and Mexican drug cartels dominate the wholesale illicit drug market in the most developed country in the world ;

4. Despite the fact that the market for products that include drug-free cannabinoids (primarily cannabidiol (CBD) is currently not regulated by the state, independent retailers everywhere sell CBD products ;

5. The Mexican Supreme Court has set a deadline of April 30, 2020 for legislators in order to develop a regulatory framework governing the use of hemp plants for industrial, medical and scientific purposes.

And now some details of the draft law developed by the country's legislators , which is currently passing through the Mexican Congress (the bearer of the country's legislative branch):

- a “non-psychoactive” form of hemp is established up to 1% tetrahydrocannabinol;

- home-grown hemp plant is allowed with the introduction of certain restrictions for this type of activity, in particular, it is regulated to grow up to four plants for an adult and six for a family;

- provides for the activities of dispensaries specializing in the use of therapeutic properties of hemp for medical purposes;

- the order of activity of social hemp clubs is determined;

- during the first five years of the corresponding program initiated by the state, 40% of cultivation licenses will be granted to people who can prove that they somehow suffered earlier from any prohibitions on the cultivation, processing or use of hemp ;

- It is proposed to legalize the storage of up to 28 grams of marijuana and decriminalize up to 200 grams of a plant with psychoactive properties;

- restrictions on foreign investment in the field of hemp breeding in Mexico were introduced, as well as prohibitive barriers to the vertical and horizontal integration of hemp companies so that the national agricultural producer has priority in the possibility of using hemp plants ;

- A specialized state structure is being created, the activity of which will be aimed at regulating commercial opportunities and issuing appropriate permits for each type of activity related to modern hemp breeding. In particular, this state body will issue 5 types of licenses , in particular for: import and export of raw materials and hemp products , processing, sales or commercialization, carrying out scientific activities to improve manufactured goods .

Comments of experts of American hemp market 

After the adoption of an appropriate regulatory framework, Mexico may become the most populous country in the world (compared to Canada, 37.6 million and Uruguay 3.5 million), in which the possibilities for cultivating industrial hemp for industrial purposes will be regulated at the legislative level, and the use of legal psychoactive hemp for medical purposes. The development of the hemp market in the United States will be even more difficult, since the country is surrounded on both sides by states that can legally produce psychoactive hemp on a large scale and export significant volumes of raw materials, as well as products made from it, to other countries, primarily to the United States . State structures establish nationwide rules covering all forms of working with plants, regardless of the content of THC, instead of having a “patchwork of laws” for two plants, as is the case in the most highly developed country in the world . This is also why some American hemp companies specializing in legal activities with psychoactive hemp in certain administrative and territorial units of the country lose patience with the inaction of the state’s regulatory authorities and accuse state officials of toothlessness of the US federal government , which already leads to a situation in which after a very short time, representatives of the hemp business will be forced to dismiss employees of American hemp companies any.

Commentary experts of the Association "Ukrainian industrial hemp"

The landmark Mexican Supreme Court ruling of 2018 stated that prohibiting the use of cannabis for personal purposes is unconstitutional in accordance with the theory of free development of the individual, the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness (reminds the Bill of U.S. Rights ). It was in the decision of the country's Supreme Court that the deadlines for the preparation of the regulatory framework were established in order to “launch” hemp breeding in Mexico. 

Despite the possible adoption of a bill aimed at the development of modern hemp breeding, there are no by-laws governing the procedures related to the functioning of nascent industries, so it can already be said that it will take Mexican government officials years to establish the rules by which both technical and psychoactive hemp will be grown, processed and sold .

The position of at least the President of Mexico, declaring that his administration supports exclusively the use of hemp for medical purposes, suggests that at the initial stage in the country, the industry of hemp use for medical purposes will be regulated at an "accelerated pace". Add to this the economic component, as well as the position of Mexican drug cartels, lobbying for the possibility of using the plant for medical and recreational purposes, and we get a situation in which the regulation of industrial use of industrial hemp in Mexico will clearly be relegated to the background. 

I would like to draw attention to certain provisions of the bill passed in Mexico that regulates issues related to the reanimation of modern hemp breeding in the country. Also, as in the economically developed countries of Europe , the bill primarily takes into account the possibilities for the development of domestic production . In addition, the draft regulatory act  contains novels providing for the possibility of cultivating the plant both for personal use and the functioning of social hemp clubs. Unfortunately, in our country no one even remembers that Part 2 of Art. 28 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs clearly states that "the Convention does not apply to cannabis plants cultivated exclusively for industrial purposes ( fiber and seed ) or for gardening." Those. providing the above definition “for gardening” with only departmental orders in our country, it is possible to regulate the use of therapeutic hemp by a citizen for personal purposes and to get away from the need to obtain permits for this , as prescribed by current legislation .

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