Mexico will legalize marijuana soon?
Mexico president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is open-minded about legalizing marijuana. Despite the fact that it is still a grey area at the moment his key advisors who are expected to occupy a top cabinet office is all-in on ending prohibition.
López Obrador’s pick for interior secretary during the transition, Olga Sánchez Cordero, is pushing the president-elect to end the prohibition of cannabis.
Just last month they held a AFP interview in which former supreme court official said that they would see the decriminalization of cannabis for recreational use. She then when ahead and state that part of her contribution in the government is to propose to Andrés Manuel (Mexico president) to end the prohibition of marijuana cultivation and recreational use.
With Canada being the second country to legalize marijuana, and the first G7 country to legalize it, its bound to happen in the rest of the countries. Think about it, marijuana is legal in many states in the US. What makes you think this won’t spread throughout the entire country. Sánchez Cordero spoke on Wednesday about decriminalizing marijuana users instead of punishing them with hard sanctions.
El debate entre justicia, salud y comercio de drogas nunca ha sido encabezado por el Estado mexicano; sólo se ha criminalizado y combatido con el endurecimiento de sanciones, trayendo luto a miles de familias. Les comparto mi columna en @Milenio. https://t.co/NkG9dsZ38G
— Olga Sánchez Cordero (@M_OlgaSCordero) June 6, 2018
She tweeted as follows:
“The debate between justice, health and drug trade has never been led by the Mexican state,” Sánchez Cordero recently tweeted. “It has only been criminalized and fought with the hardening of sanctions, bringing mourning to thousands of families”
The recreational marijuana market remains illegal under federal law in Mexico. Whether López Obrado will take steps to expand the country’s medical cannabis system or push for full legalization after he takes office on December 1 is yet to be seen.
Meanwhile, a growing number of U.S. states are ending marijuana prohibition, as is Canada.
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