Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Starting June 1, 2024, Moroccan pharmacies will begin marketing nutritional supplements and cosmetic products based on cannabis.

Nine nutritional supplements and ten cosmetic products were registered with the Directorate of Medicines and Pharmacy, according to what was announced by Mohamed Lahbabi, President of the Confederation of Moroccan Pharmacists Syndicates.

In a move that is considered a turning point in the cannabis industry in Morocco, a decisive meeting was held on Friday, at the headquarters of the National Agency for the Legalization of Activities Related to Cannabis (ANRAC), headed by Mohamed Guerrouj, Director General of the agency, and in the presence of representatives of the Directorate of Medicines and Pharmacy and a number of pharmacists.

Lahbabi stated in a press statement that the meeting was devoted to “discussing the marketing of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products based on cannabis and clarifying the laws related to the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in these products.”

Lahbabi explained, “According to the applicable laws, if the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol exceeds 1%, the product is designated exclusively for the pharmaceutical industry and must be converted into a medicine. As for products that contain a percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol less than 1%, they can be converted into cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and building materials. And other products.”

Lahbabi added that nutritional supplements “must contain cannabidiol (CBD) with a tetrahydrocannabinol percentage of less than 0.3%, while cosmetic products must be made with cannabidiol with a tetrahydrocannabinol percentage of 0%.”

Lahbabi pointed out that these products will be available exclusively in pharmacies, but Law 13-21 allows manufacturers to open their own points of sale, provided that they meet the required legal standards and obtain a license from the National Agency for the Legalization of Activities Related to Marijuana.

This progressive step reflects Morocco’s efforts to promote the use of cannabis in multiple fields, and open new economic horizons while maintaining a strict legal framework that ensures the safety of consumers.

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