Mexico: Senate approves Bill to legalize cannabis

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Different commissions of Mexican Senate approved a bill of law that aims to treat cannabis like tobacco and legalize it sale for people over 18 years of age. 

The project is called “Law for Regulation of Cannabis” and was originally proposed by the Minister of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero.

The commissions of Health, Justice and Legislative Studies of the Senate voted with 26 votes in favor of Morena, Citizen Movement and PRD, 7 votes against the PAN and 8 abstentions of the PRI, the controversial plan.

Based on an unprecedented sentence, the Supreme Court of Justice ordered senators to respect “the free development of personality,” which translates to changing criminal policies against the consumers of this substance.

The “Law for the Regulation of Cannabis” raises a robust regulation that also enhances the cannabis industry in Mexico so that it becomes a world power in cultivation. 

(All the detailed information of this law by clicking here)

The law contemplates a complete and fairly structured federal regulation. In resume, consumption, personal cultivation, research, industrial production and federal control.

On the other hand, the Mexican Cannabis Institute will be created to oversee and regulate absolutely all actions. It  will work with the other departments involved with the Federal Public Administration.

“For us it is very important to make clear that our vote in favor is not to address violence. Regular will attend a sophistry that says you can smoke weed, where do you buy it? The state cannot be ignored, we are not legalizing we are regulating. It is a matter of freedom as ordered by the Supreme Court of Justice,” said Senator Miguel Ángel Mancera.

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