Mexican lawmakers missed Supreme Courtroom deadline to legalize hashish

Although the House of Representatives of the Mexican Congress passed a law to legalize cannabis for adults over the age of 18 In March, the bill stalled in the Mexican Senate, where lawmakers failed to meet a deadline set by the Mexican to end the ban Supreme Court in 2018, considered unconstitutional as a total ban on recreational cannabis.

The law would allow anyone 18 years of age and older to possess up to 28 grams of cannabis for personal use if passed as written. Consumption would no longer be considered illegal and citizens could, with permission, plant small gardens in their homes. In addition, the legislation would allow farmers and commercial farmers across the country to grow and sell cannabis in accordance with federal regulations.

The debate is not over yet. The extension was submitted at the end of April. However, there is still uncertainty about how it will proceed or when it will take place.

#EnVivo Converso with the communicators who cover @senadomexicano’s source of information, on the day that closes the last ordinary session of this legislature. https://t.co/qk33gFpukW

– Ricardo Monreal A. (@RicardoMonrealA) April 29, 2021

Some critics ask whether the Mexican government is ready to face full legalization of cannabis– with growing concern about the economic impact, drug cartels, the poor farmers who grow cannabis, the tax implications and more.

According to this report, the majority leader of the Mexican Senate, Ricardo Monreal, is said to have looked for someone else extension until the Supreme Court deadline to legislate and lift the total ban on cannabis. “The best thing for everyone is that this is a good law, not a law that is passed too quickly and is difficult to come into effect later.” Monreal said in a press conference.

IIn a country that has dealt with some level of violence by organized drug traffickers, one must wonder whether the legalization of cannabis has any impact on the cartel’s ability to make profit from cannabis, or its efforts to target more illegal drugs such as drug abuse than meth and fentanyl.

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