420 with CNW – Activists Put Pressure on Mexican Lawmakers to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

July 24, 2020 03:25:01

The past few years have been great for cannabis. Advanced research into its effects on the body that has found it has plenty of medical benefits, coupled with changing attitudes towards the plant, have pushed it more into the mainstream. As a result, plenty of territories have passed legislation allowing either recreational or medical marijuana within their borders. Many more jurisdictions have cannabis legalization on the books or they are at least considering it.

In Mexico, activists have demanded that the Senate include the legalization of recreational cannabis in the next special session that starts on July 29. This comes after the Mexican Cannabis Movement accused the Senate of possible contempt of a 2018 ruling by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (“SCJN”). The court ruled that an absolute ban on the recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional and gave Congress until December 15 to regulate public consumption of marijuana. However, according to activists, legislators…


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