After legal fight, Canadian cannabis company gets authorization to grow and sell in Mexico

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Friday, March 10, 2023 - 2:30pm

After a legal fight, a Canadian company has gotten permits to grow cannabis and sell cannabis products in Mexico.

On Thursday, Canadian cannabis company Xebra announced that it had received authorization from Mexico’s COFEPRIS agency — the rough equivalent of the U.S. FDA — for its Mexican subsidiary to import seeds, grow cannabis and sell derived products in Mexico. That comes after a late 2021 Supreme Court ruling in the company’s favor.

COFEPRIS responded to the announcement by saying it was essentially forced to grant the authorization by a court order, which threatened fines and the removal of staff if it did not abide by the ruling. In a Friday release, the agency said it intends to try to annul the permits it granted to Xebra in federal court.

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