Just a week after Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down cannabis prohibition in that country, a senator has introduced a bill that would legalize the drug and allow its commercial sale.
The 26-page bill, submitted by Sen. Olga Sanchez Cordero—who’s set to take over as Mexico’s interior minister under President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador—would permit individuals 18 and older to possess and use cannabis recreationally as well as grow up to 20 plants at home. Adults 18 and older would be able to consume cannabis in any public place where tobacco smoking is allowed. Selling, giving, or otherwise supplying cannabis to minors would be illegal.
La senadora @M_OlgaSCordero presenta iniciativa que expide la Ley General para la Regulación y Control de #Cannabis. Consulta la propuesta en: https://t.co/7M2UfpMgUc pic.twitter.com/hfBa8OOPUG — Senado de México (@senadomexicano) November 8, 2018
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