Yes, cannabis use in Mexico will be legal! The legislators agreed that several reservations are to be . Such as public places like parks, shopping malls or near schools and will be discussed in the Senate. The United Commissions of Health, Justice and Legislative Studies of the Senate of the Republic have generally approved the opinion that regulates cannabis for recreational purposes.
During the meeting, the legislators agreed that several reservations will voiced, among others, which will be discussed in plenary. To demonstrate the equivalence of one kilo of marijuana, PRI Senator Jorge Carlos Ramirez Marin brought two bags of “oregano”.
After 2 hours of discussion, senators from different parties approved the document. (in which the regulation of cannabis proposed from 3 different angles). Medical, industrial and recreational, by 26 votes in favor, seven against and eight abstentions.
The opinion proposes the creation of a law for the regulation of cannabis. In addition to reforms and additions to various provisions of the General Health Act and the Federal Penal Code. The decision, which passed by the Senate, proposes, among other things. That people should possess up to 28 grams and not just 5 as planned. Also, people who need it for health reasons can plant 20 plants by applying for a permit from the Mexican Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis.
The different positions showed many contradictions. Such as that of Senator Antares Vázquez de Morena. Who stated that this regulation “is not the promotion of its use. But rather an attempt to regulate the black market” that already exists in the country.
On the other hand, Damián Zepeda of the PAN showed his opposition to the ruling by refusing to allow young people to obtain it. Besides the fact that the regulation of marijuana, in his view, will not reduce violence.
Finally, the PRI legislators abstained because they declared themselves in favor of the regulations, but for them, there must be some changes to be made.