14 de agosto 2019
We are happy to announce our new partnership with InStrag, a public affairs firm based out of Mexico City. Jointly, we have put together a set of products and services designed to help foreign companies understand the status and development of cannabis and hemp regulation process in Mexico as well as provide the insight and capabilities to participate in such discussions through direct engagement with the authorities at both the Federal Congress and Executive Government.
The following reports and services are now available:
- The Initial Cannabis and Hemp in Mexico Report
- The biweekly Mexican Cannabis Intelligence Reports
- Lobbying and Engagement with Authorities
27 de abril 2019
On March 26, 2019, the Federal Commissioner for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (“COFEPRIS”), Mr. Jose A. Novelo Baeza, announced the revocation of the guidelines issued on October 30, 2018, for the import and sale of products with cannabis and its derivates.
The grounds for such action were largely based on omitted legal formalities for the issuance of government guidelines for general application, such as a publication beforehand in the Federal Official Gazette (Diario Oficial de la Federacion) and regulatory impact analysis by the Mexican Commission of Regulatory Improvement (Comision Nacional de Mejora Regulatoria). Reference was also made to the contradiction between import/export tax rules, which prohibit the importation of cannabis plants, and the now-revoked guidelines, which provided for the granting of import permits.
On March 19, 2019, the Secretariat of Health issued a press release informing the appearance of Secy. Jorge Alcocer before the Senate’s Health Committee to discuss the nation’s public health agenda. Among the top items was the status on the guidelines issued on October 30, 2018 by the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (“COFEPRIS”) for the import and sale of products with cannabis and its derivates (reported here).
15 de enero 2019
With the election last summer of a new president and a ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court in October, Mexico may be the next country, following Canada, to legalize marijuana.
The ruling by Mexico’s high court marked the fifth time that prohibition on recreational marijuana consumption had been ruled unconstitutional. The number of rulings is significant, as five rulings create a precedent that applies to all of Mexico’s courts.
09 de enero 2019
Even though the process for cannabis legalization in Mexico started a few years ago, 2018 will be remembered as the year when cannabis activists saw efforts materialized in groundbreaking supreme court resolutions, regulatory amendments and proposed legislation.
22 de noviembre 2018
Mexico Cannabis update
Mexico issues first authorizations for cannabis products The Secretary of Health, through the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (“COFEPRIS”) announced yesterday the authorization for the first 38 products with cannabis and its derivates, with no THC or psycho-active effects, to enter the Mexican market within the next five weeks.
14 de noviembre 2018
The path towards a legal Cannabis industry in Mexico
Following significant regulatory trends in other countries such as neighbors the United States and Canada, Mexico began taking steps toward allowing the use of cannabis. The legislative process to amend certain provisions of the General Health Law (Ley General de Salud, or “LGS”) resulted in the June 19, 2017 publication of amendments1 acknowledging the therapeutic benefits of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), opening the door to the research and academic study of medicinal cannabis and, subject to a permit by the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (“COFEPRIS”), allowing the importation of medications containing THC. At that time, cannabis products without a sanitary license, self-production, harvest, and possession of cannabis were still prohibited.
3 de agosto 2018
Nota en El Financiero sobre las actividades de nuestro cliente, Windstar Energy Resources, importando y comercializando gasoline y diésel en el norte de México.
Nuestra firma representó recientemente a Radians Inc. en los aspectos mexicanos del due-diligence y adquisición de Neese de México, parte del grupo de Neese Industries Inc. El equipo de CAAM Legal estuvo integrado por los Lics. Luis Armendáriz y Alan Zamarripa, y el P.D. Adalberto López.
Marzo 06, 2018
Nota sobre el desarrollo del proyecto Torre Santa Fe, en el que nuestra firma participa como asesor legal.
14 de noviembre de 2016
Publicación del Lic. Luis Armendáriz en el boletín de agosto de la Sección de Energía, Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, de la American Bar Association, sobre actualización legal en la importación de gasolina, diésel y gas licuado de petróleo:
3 de abril de 2016
Portada de la revista PRO Magazine Chihuahua donde el Lic. Luis Armendariz aparece con sus compañeros de mesa directiva de la Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, A.C., Capítulo Chihuahua, el cual preside nuestro socio.
8 de octubre 2014
AALEGAL ahora es miembro de Lex Logística www.lexlogistica.com lo que ahora nos permite apoyar a nuestros clientes con trámites y juicios en 20 ciudades de México y 2 en Texas.
28 de agosto de 2014
Montage Legal Group aparece en la Revista Forbes. Frecuentemente trabajamos en proyectos para clientes de Montage en México y Latinoamérica, y a la vez nos apoyan para atender necesidades de nuestros clientes en Estados Unidos con excelentes abogados y a costos razonables.