Final draft of Mexico’s bill to legalize cannabis anticipated Oct. 17, senator says


The Mexican Senate’s parliamentary commissions of justice, wellness and legislative study had a specific joint meeting to supply updates on the upcoming legalization of marijuana.

For the duration of the meeting, Senator Julio Ramón Menchaca Salazar, president of the Justice Commission, emphasized that the Senate’s deadline to legalize is Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Senator Damián Zepeda Vidales of the Justice Commission asked for “reasonable time” to evaluate the bill, when it becomes obtainable.

The trouble is that regardless of the deadline getting much less than two weeks away, there remains at least a dozen distinct proposals.

Earlier this month, lower residence majority leader Mario Martín Delgado Carrillo introduced a new bill that would generate a state monopoly through a public firm named Cannsalud. Final month, Menchaca Salazar introduced a bill that would legalize domestic expanding.

Nevertheless, neighborhood sector sources that spoke with Marijuana Small business Each day are confident the bill that is getting provided priority is the 1 filed pretty much a year ago by Olga Sanchez Cordero, then a senator, now secretary of the interior, but with substantial modifications. The Senate went by means of a procedure of public feedback and elements from other bills are nevertheless getting regarded.

Menchaca stated that just before the specific meeting, the combined commissions created “significant progress” with a draft, with out revealing information of what that draft incorporates.

The combined commissions have an “intense week” ahead, he stated, and promised to present the final draft on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Senators will then have just 4 days to evaluate the bill just before voting the following Wednesday.

The reduced chamber will also have to approve the bill.

Simply because the government holds majorities in each homes of congress, no substantial opposition is anticipated.

This week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated that legalizing marijuana is not his government’s priority, adding uncertainty to an currently confusing scenario.

Alfredo Pascual can be reached at [email protected]


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