Mérida, Yucatán, (December 08, 2021).-The southern cone of the State has the best lands for the cultivation and production of marijuana, an activity that would begin at the end of 2022 or 2023, after the corresponding authorization by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), revealed the representative of Enlace Cannábico Yucatán, Alberto Centeno García.
Currently, producers in this region buy a kilo of the cannabis flower, per month, at a cost of up to six thousand pesos, which is transported to various towns for transformation into facial creams, as well as ointments for pain, lubricants sexual, and for homeopathic purposes.
For now, there are already seven homeopathic and cosmetic brands, which are already marketed in the local market. Soon they would get shampoo and soap, among other products.
In the evening press conference, he pointed out since 2013 that cannabis flowers were brought from the center of the country, and they detected that there was production in the southern cone.
Today they buy the flower from the milpa producers, who “are people who have always done it but who did not have that vision of becoming entrepreneurs or entrepreneurship.”
Without specifying the town where he acquires the respective flower, he commented that the producers were presented with the proposal and are interested in participating, especially when learning about the legalization of the cultivation of marijuana.
It was also found that in other communities in the south of the state they have experimental plots, with up to eight plants in the backyard of their houses, “they have them to learn.”
A month, they buy a kilo of cannabis flower from the producers of the southern cone, and the cost in the corresponding season from March to September is four thousand to six thousand, but from October to February they raise the price.
“The intention is not to resell the cannabis flower, it is to deliver it to the communities, who transform it into ointments, as in Ixil,” he stressed.
The interviewee elaborated on the progress of cannabis regulation in Mexico and added that they offer workshops in various municipalities, looking for production and/or transformation sites.
So far, they have visited 37 communities, of which eight have great potential, but they would start in Ixil, Motul, and Peto.
When the General Health Law on Sanitary Control for the production, research, and medicinal use of cannabis and its pharmacological derivatives enters into force, by the end of 2022 or in 2023 there would be legal plantations, with the establishment of cooperatives, companies, and rural production units.
He explained that first, “the regulation would open for the import of finished products or concentrates to work them into finished products, last would be the production of plants, which is the most complicated and risky,” he said.
The transformation of the product would be in three communities, such as Ixil, Motul, and Peto, but in the southern cone there would be comprehensive cooperatives since they have the best land to produce, he emphasized.
The flower of the southern cone would be sent to the henequen or coastal zone, where the soil is not good, to transform it and then sell the product in urban centers such as Valladolid, Tizimín, and Mérida.
“We do not want to sell supplements or drugs, since other types of companies are required to do so,” he acknowledged.
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