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The Senate generally approves recreational marijuana use in Mexico

If this decision is passed in the Chamber of Deputies from December 15, the Mexicans can load up to 28 grams of the plant.

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The Senate generally approves recreational marijuana use in Mexico
The Senate generally approves recreational marijuana use in Mexico

The Senate of the Mexican Republic approved the ruling decriminalizing the recreational or adult use of marijuana by 82 votes in favor, 18 against and 7 abstentions.

If that opinion is in the Chamber of Deputies, from 15th DecemberWhen current law ends, Mexicans can carry up to 28 grams of the plant or a pack of 28 cigarettes and have 6 to 8 marijuana plants at home.

“People over eighteen are allowed to consume psychoactive cannabis,” says the document, which was discussed in the House of Lords for more than five hours.

The General Law Regulating Cannabis It will allow companies to sell cannabis in approved facilities and will set maximum levels for THC (psychoactive substance in marijuana) and CBD (cannabidiol).

What does this opinion mean?

In simple terms:

  • It is extended from 5 to 28 grams for possession for personal consumption without penalty.
  • Between 28 and 200 grams of marijuana is easy possession and deserves administrative penalties or fines.
  • From 201 grams to 28 kilograms, it is considered drug trafficking possession.
  • From 28 kilos it is considered a drug trade.

Only people over the age of 18 are allowed to grow, wear and use marijuana and its derivatives, but only with the approval of the Mexican Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis.

More information in a moment …

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