Cannabis as an ingredient in food or supplements (Argentina)

Since the recent modification of the Argentine Food Code (CAA) through Joint Regulation No. 31/2023 by the Minis-try of Health and Ministry of Agriculture, the hemp seed is incorporated to the CAA as a seed for human consump-tion, extending its recognition beyond medicinal and cosmetic benefits. Furthermore, this update validates the use of said hemp seeds as an ingredient in the production of oils and flours. The Joint Regulation sets froth that only hemp seeds meeting certain criteria are deemed edible, as long as they do not contain more than 1% THC. Accordingly, the recognized flours and oils are exclusively those derived from hemp seeds meeting such criteria.

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 May 2024. We recommend you contact a specialised food lawyer for legal advice for your particular circumstances to support commercial decisions which could impact your product or business.

Martín Mosteirin

Marval O'Farrell Mairal