Mexican Senate Committees Advance Marijuana Legalization Bill To Floor Vote

Mexican Senate Committees Advance Marijuana Legalization Bill To Floor Vote

Mexican Senate committees have signed off on a bill to legalize marijuana nationwide. During a joint meeting of the Justice, Health, Legislative Studies and Public Safety Committees on Tuesday, members approved revised reform legislation that was circulated over the weekend. The proposal as introduced would allow adults 18 and older to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. Individuals could grow up to 20 registered plants as long as the total yield doesn’t exceed 480 grams per year. Medical patients could apply to cultivate more than 20 plants, however. Personal possession would be capped at 28 grams, but possession of up to 200 grams would be decriminalized. The vote in favor was 26-7, and the next step will be the Senate floor, after which point the Chamber of Deputies will take up the legislation. Reunión de Comisiones Unidas de Justicia, Salud y Estudios Legislativos Segunda como parte del análisis de la regulación de la #cannabis, del 4 de marzo de 2020https://t.co/RfHym8do4C — Senado de México (@senadomexicano) March 4, 2020 The Mexican Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis, a decentralized body established under the measure, would be established and responsible for regulating the market and issuing licenses for marijuana businesses. The bill proposes a 12 percent tax on cannabis sales, with some revenue going toward a substance misuse treatment fund. Public consumption would be permissible, except in spaces designated as 100 percent smoke-free. Hemp and CBD would be exempt from regulations that apply to THC products. This advancement comes despite the…

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