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Approve opinion to decriminalize marijuana in Mexico

This fact contemplates the creation of the Law for the Regulation of Cannabis which raises the recreational use of the plant.

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The United Commissions of Justice, Health and Legislative Studies of the Senate approved the opinion for the recreational use of the plant by people over 18 years old, with 26 votes in favor of Morena, PRD, PT and Movimiento Ciudadano, 8 abstentions by the PRI and the PAN and 7 votes against the PAN .

Approve opinion to decriminalize marijuana in Mexico
Approve opinion to decriminalize marijuana in Mexico

This fact includes the creation of the Law for the Regulation of Cannabis which raises the recreational use of both personal and shared marijuana for adults, commercial use for recreational purposes, as well as medical, palliative or pharmaceutical, for research and industrial.

According to the opinion, people would have permission to own up to four cannabis plants in their homes and could carry up to 28 grams for personal use, without being arrested.

It also prohibits the consumption of minors and the use of children and adolescents in commercial activities related to the plant. This may be sanctioned with up to 3.4 million pesos.

In this context, the creation of the Mexican Cannabis Institute , which will be responsible for coordinating the agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration, is also expected to contribute to the competent health authorities for the different activities allowed and in the resolution or establishment of public policies for the control of marijuana and its derivatives.

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