MEXICO CITY—Mexico is dwelling to the enviornment’s most highly efficient drug cartels, who own alarmed the country for years. Nonetheless the country is poised to strive one thing a quantity of in tackling the gangs by legalizing on the least one amongst their products: marijuana.
Mexico is decided to change into the enviornment’s perfect correct hashish market as its Congress wraps up regulations within the arriving weeks to legalize pot at some stage within the supply chain, from farming to distribution and consumption.
Mexico’s Senate handed a bill in slack November legalizing leisure marijuana. Lawmakers within the decrease condominium reveal they’ll approve a bill by February, though they must expend the amount of pot buyers might maybe well also honest beget in public past the Senate bill’s limit of 28 grams, or about an ounce.
Currently in Mexico, one can beget as much as 5 grams of marijuana without being arrested. The utilization of marijuana for medicinal functions has been correct since 2017.
“We’re dedicated to regulating hashish. It’s a correct of Mexicans,” acknowledged Ignacio Mier, the bulk chief in Mexico’s decrease condominium and a member of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena occasion, in an interview.