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Cannabis in Mexico with José Lugardo Espejel & Anndrea Hermann from HGrown Consulting

What’s happening with hemp and the situation of medical cannabis in Mexico




On the latest episode of The Cannabis Conversation, we speak with José Lugardo Espejel & Anndrea Hermann from HGrown Consulting – a hemp consultancy focused on Mexico.

We explore what’s happening with hemp and the situation of medical cannabis in Mexico, alongside the adult-use scenarios, and how Mexico can play a part in the hemp ecosystem.

The Cannabis Conversation is sponsored by Lumino – a boutique HR and Recruitment Agency specialising in building high performance teams for the Global Cannabis Industry. They work in three main verticals: Commercial, Medical and Plant Facing.

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About José Lugardo Espejel

José Lugardo Espejel, MSc, BMS, Co-founder of HGrown Consulting, co-foundeer of HPS Latam, Founder of Grupo Sativa Health. He started his career as a researcher and consultant in the private healthcare sector and has gained experience as a conferencist and ambassador for the medical cannabis industry in Mexico and Latin America. José currently also advises multiple cannabis startups, researchers, healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations, as well as legislators. His first startup Grupo Sativa Health, developed Sativa Care, the first medical cannabis clinic in Mexico.

About Anndrea Hermann

Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc, B.GS , P.Ag., Director of Inside Sales HPS Food & Ingredients, Principal The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting, Founder HGrown Consulting Mexico, Owner Hemp Technologies Canada, Founder iHempRadio, Founding Instructor OSU WSE266 Course, Canada Hemp Licensee who has advised Industry for 21+ years. President Emeritus & board Hemp Industries Association and Vice President Emeritus Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. In 2021, she co-founded the rural non-profit Gerhard E. Dekker Regenerative Education Center. She was the first woman inducted into the Hemp History Hall of Fame (2017), recipient of the HIA Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) and listed on Hemp History Week top 10 advocates (2019). Anndrea is recognized and revered as a true ambassador of the highest caliber. Presenting she is publishing “Everybody Loves Trallala” a children’s book about a little hempseeds journey.


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About Anuj

I’m Anuj Desai – a lawyer and Head of Commercial Partnerships for Knowde Group – a life sciences CRO and strategic consultancy focused on plant based therapeutics and psychedelics

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