After several setbacks and advances, Mexico’s Cannabis Regulatory Law is just beginning to see the light of day. However, the freedom to buy medical cannabis in the country is still far away.
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Currently, there are certain licenses to buy the flowers or derivatives of medical cannabis in Mexico, although this requires a bureaucratic process that lasts several months, which is not ideal for patients.
Desperation to buy cannabis in Mexico
Thinking about the desperation of many patients, who would improve their quality of life by receiving treatment with medical cannabis, civil organizations like Autocultivo Medical in Mexico carry out pro legal self-cultivation work for patients who need it. They even endorse manuals that show how to extract CBD from the cannabis plant with homemade instruments. In desperate cases, like that of José Manuel García-Vallejo, founder of the NGO, could represent an improvement in the way of life for patients who do not get a cure with allopathic medicines.
It should be noted that although the importation of CBD drugs is already legal in the country, high costs and lack of information mean that access is very limited and many patients do not consider medical cannabis as a treatment. In this sense, Garcia advocated making the technique of cultivation and extraction of CBD known as a right for all patients. Those interested can approach the organization Autocultivo Medical in Mexico to obtain more information and to find out if they are eligible to be medicated with cannabis.
Sativa Care, the first medical cannabis clinic in Mexico
Another way to get medical cannabis in Mexico City is to go to Sativa Care, the first medical cannabis clinic in the country, where medical specialists provide this type of treatment. The clinic offers a wide variety of services and treatments based on the use of cannabis, especially focused on patients suffering from degenerative or chronic diseases, who wish to relieve pain.
Located in the Polanco colony of the country’s capital, the process of entering this clinic requires a protocol that includes a diagnostic consultation, which is not very accessible. The above is to define if a patient is a candidate to use medical cannabis treatments.
There are other ways to purchase medical cannabis in Mexico
It should be noted that there are other ways to buy medical cannabis in Mexico, such as vendors who advertise on social networks, for example on Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram. An investigation made by the magazine Espejo, which was conducted in late 2019, revealed that throughout the country there are distributors who can be contacted on social networks, not only for recreational cannabis, but also for patients who require medical cannabis.
According to the aforementioned medium, the products that can be obtained through these sellers range from THC tinctures to gummies, among other presentations. It should be noted that this option entails a risk on the quality of the strain that was used to make these products, as well as the levels of cannabinoids they contain.
Specialized online cannabis stores
However, there is another way to legally acquire cannabis products in Mexico, as long as the request is medically endorsed. These are specialized online stores, mainly from the United States, where the cost of shipping is lower due to the proximity to Mexico. Finally, it should be noted that if a patient wants to know the benefits of medical cannabis, it is advisable to approach agencies or medical specialists, as medical cannabis is not a panacea.
This is the case of civil organizations such as Autocultivo Medicinal in Mexico or public or private health institutions, who can verify if the treatment is appropriate for a patient. It is also recommended not to self-medicate with medical cannabis for health reasons, as some people may be sensitive to the effects of the plant, and for quality issues, as many products are sold without a health registration or label.
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