Mexico running fast to legalize weed
With only a month to go on a court imposed deadline there are still some 10 proposed laws in front of Congress to pass
By Kieran Delamont
There’s been a lot of talk about Mexico stepping up and legalizing weed, but the clock is ticking.
The country’s Supreme Court gave the country’ government until October 24 to legalize it, but with only a month to go there are still some 10 proposed laws in front of Congress to pass.
At the same time, there’s a proposal in the country’s Senate that would, in effect, hit pause on the whole thing to buy the government some time.
“If the Senate approves this bill, it would buy time and get rid of the pressure from of the Supreme Court,” José Trinidad Murillo, director of public affairs of Mexican-based Canncura Pharma, told Postmedia.
So it’s much less a matter of if Mexico will legalize pot, and more a question of when.