Several creams and oils made using cannabidiol (CBD) are being publicized at the America Expoweed 2017 cannabis fair in Mexico City, at the same time that the Mexican government – for the first time – is providing treatment using cannabis-based products to 11 patients with serious illnesses such as epilepsy and cancer.

Mexican law still does not allow the sale of these products, but it does allow their import, while the Federal Protection Commission against Health Risks (Cofepris) is working on regulatory frameworks to include these types of treatments.

Last April, the Chamber of Deputies approved the medicinal use of cannabis to treat illnesses, also allowing clinical research into new treatments.

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