- Title: Medicinal marijuana in spotlight at Mexico City's Expoweed fair
- Date: 31st August 2019
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (AUGUST 30, 2019) (REUTERS) BANNER AT EXPOWEED CANNABIS FAIR READING (Spanish), "FOR FREE AND UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO CANNABIS" PEOPLE TALKING TO VENDORS AT FAIR CANNABIS PRODUCTS ATTENDEES SPEAKING WITH VENDOR VARIOUS OF VENDORS SHOWING PRODUCTS TO ATTENDEES EDIBLE PRODUCTS ATTENDEES VARIOUS OF PERSON RECEIVING VAPOUR TREATMENT PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY CASE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEXICAN DENTIST AND FAIR ATTENDEE, LETICIA REYNA, SAYING: "What cannabis will help me do is to take away my inflammation and chronic pain. And, that gives me a lot of hope and many new alternatives to stop taking so many medicines." FAIR ATTENDEE PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY ATTENDEE SPEAKING TO VENDOR (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) EXPOWEED FAIR VENDOR, ANA IBARROLA, SAYING: "What does criminalization do? It puts forward everything that doesn't have quality control. So, when we talk about cannabis as marijuana or pot, that comes from the black market where they put pesticides on it, it's not cultivated in a natural way, or in a way that's good for your health. So, we're promoting Mexicans that cultivate (cannabis)." VARIOUS OF ATTENDEE HOLDING PRODUCT PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY VENDOR DISPLAYS AT FAIR
- Embargoed: 14th September 2019 22:25
- Keywords: weed fair convention drugs expo medicinal marijuana legalization cannabis Mexico Expoweek
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUJU9TZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The fourth edition of Mexico City's annual Expoweed Mexico kicked off on Friday (August 30) where activists, legalisation advocates, publishers, vendors and growers come together to engage the public on the uses of the marijuana plant.
This year's Expoweed includes an educational session titled 'Fundamentals of Medicinal Marijuana" as more and more consumers show interest in the health benefits of cannabis.
A local dentist told Reuters she hoped to treat inflammation and chronic pain with cannabis products and reduce the number of medicines she takes.
Mexico's government legalised the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs in 2017, and earlier this month, Mexico's supreme court ordered the country's health ministry to issue regulation within six months on medical marijuana use.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government submitted a bill last November to create a medical marijuana industry and allow its recreational use, part of a crime-fighting plan that would make Mexico one of the world's most populous countries to legalise the drug.
(Production: Josue Gonzalez)
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