Mexico’s Senate Legalizes Marijuana – Cannabis

Mexico’s Senate Legalizes Marijuana – Cannabis

Last week, Mexican lawmakers approved the use of marijuana for recreational, medical and industrial purposes. Under the measure, each person 18 years of age and older will be able to legally carry up to 28 grams of marijuana and can have up to eight marijuana plants in their home. Officials say that 75 percent of

Last week, Mexican lawmakers approved the use of marijuana for recreational, medical and industrial purposes.

Under the measure, each person 18 years of age and older will be able to legally carry up to 28 grams of marijuana and can have up to eight marijuana plants in their home.

Officials say that 75 percent of all homicides in the country are related to drug trafficking and add that legalizing it could position Mexico to be the largest marijuana market in the world.

López Obrador’s comments come as the cannabis reform bill is advancing in the country’s legislature.

After passing the Senate by a vote of 82 to 18, the bill was formally transmitted to the other body of the nation’s Congress, the Chamber of Deputies, this week, and has been referred to several committees there.

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that laws prohibiting recreational cannabis are unconstitutional and ordered legislative reform. The nation’s lawmakers are now working to codify that decision before the current legislative session ends in December. Under the bill approved by senators last week, adults would be permitted to possess up to 28 grams of cannabis and cultivate a limited number of cannabis plants for personal use.

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