It has been a long time coming, however Mexico is lastly poised to legalize marijuana. Lawmakers have already accepted the invoice, and each the Mexican Senate and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have signaled that they’ll do likewise.
“At present we’re in a historic second,” mentioned Simey Olvera, a lawmaker with the governing Morena get together. “With this, the false perception that hashish is a part of Mexico’s severe public well being issues is left behind.” If enacted, Mexico would be a part of Canada and Uruguay in a small however rising checklist of nations which have legalized marijuana within the Americas, including additional momentum to the legalization motion within the area. In the USA, Democrats within the Senate have additionally promised to scrap federal prohibition of the drug this 12 months.
It will not have a big influence on Mexico’s drug wars, consultants say, as a result of the cartels do not develop or promote a lot weed anyway. Nevertheless it will be excellent news for the various small farmers who do develop it, and might legally provide what would be the world’s largest marijuana market.