Mexico will join Canada and many US states by legalizing and allowing the production of cannabis products. Mexico's efforts to legalize cannabis move forward as The Senate of the Republic approves the next step to regulate the use of cannabis for recreational and medical use.

The Federal Law for the Regulation of Cannabis will be created, as well the General Health Law and the Federal Penal Code will be reformed and go before the Chamber of Deputies for final approval.

By decriminalizing cannabis, President Morena hopes to reduce violence brought on by illegal drug trafficking and create the world's largest cannabis market. Legalizing cannabis will provide cultivation opportunities to rural communities known as Ejido; these communities will be eligible to hold licenses permitting cultivation, commercialization, and export and import. Licenses will be issued under five categories, cultivation, transformation, sales, investigation, and the export and import of marijuana.

Morena's proposal includes creating the Mexican Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis as a decentralized body of the Ministry of Health. The proposed regulations of cannabis use include:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to carry and consume marijuana.

  • Possession is limited to twenty-eight grams.

  • The use of psychoactive cannabis at work or in public areas is prohibited.

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