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As Mexico nears marijuana revolution, medicinal patients still struggle with access

Four-year-old Camila Soto has big, bouncy brown curls and an unwavering fascination with her older sister’s colored pencils.

Unable to walk or sit on her own, she has struggled with epilepsy and cerebral palsy since birth. Her mother, Crisla Soto, 38, began treating Camila’s frequent seizures with cannabidiol, or CBD, when Camila was 11 months old.

“Every medicine that I give to my daughter, I do it with a lot of faith and with a lot of love,” Soto said.

“That’s the big problem,” said Luis Armendáriz, a Chihuahua-based attorney and the head of the Global Practice Group at the Hoban Law Firm, which is based in Colorado. It represents companies interested in legally producing and selling CBD in Mexico for patients like Camila. His firm is also helping interested companies register trademarks in Mexico and find local partners to produce marijuana for recreational use.

Read the full article on The San Diego Union-Tribune

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