Mexico Introduces Bill to Legalize Medical and Recreational Cannabis Use

Mexico Introduces Bill to Legalize Medical and Recreational Cannabis Use

It is a controversial proposal in a country fighting a drug war.

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November 8, 2018
Independent
International Legislation and regulation News

A Mexico senator has introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the president-elect of Mexico, and his soon-to-be interior interior minister Olga Sanchez Cordero proposed a bill to legalize marijuana.

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If it passes, each person will be allowed to have up to 20 plants at a time for personal consumption. The bill would also include regulating and monitoring production, sales and consumption.

In five separate court cases, Mexico’s supreme court has ruled in favor of private citizens suing for their rights to consume recreational marijuana. If this law passes, it would no longer require a lawsuit for each citizen to smoke. 

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