Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Mexican government appears increasingly likely to legalize cannabis on a federal level, potentially making Mexico the biggest legal weed market in the world.
The move would amount to a massive u-turn after decades of prohibitionist policies led to the explosive growth of transnational drug cartels " and local cartel wars " in the Latin American nation, with demand from the U.S. fueling violence and crime.
According to Mexican Senate leader Ricardo Monreal of the ruling MORENA party, a cannabis legalization bill will be presented to the lawmaking body at some point within the next two weeks and is "likely to pass," reports Los Angeles Times. The bill would enable private companies to sell the plant and its derivative products to the public.
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