Mexican Senate set to pass bill to legalize marijuana in next few days

The legislative leader emphasized that “many companies” have approached him and expressed their interest in the proposal
Reuters (UK)
Thursday, October 15, 2020

mexico legalizarlaSen. Ricardo Monreal, the leader of Lopez Obrador’s MORENA party in the upper chamber of Congress, said in an interview that a vote on the proposal will take place later this week or next week. “The end of the prohibitionist policy is good for the country,” he said, adding that the bill would regulate personal use and sale of marijuana as well as research into the plant. It also contemplates creation of cooperatives that would grow marijuana plus a new regulatory agency. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would then proceed to the lower house for a vote. MORENA and its allies hold majorities in both chambers. While the leader of MORENA in the lower house, Mario Delgado, has proposed that the government tightly administer a future marijuana market, Monreal was noncommittal.