Spain’s ruling Socialist Party votes against legalizing cannabis for recreational use


That’ll make the smugglers happy… The PSOE slogan says “Haz Que Pase”  …”Make It Happen” the only people making it happen for the foreseeable future will be the black market and a lot more of this to satiate demand Spain: Cannabis farm as big as 16 football pitches found in Europe’s biggest ever cannabis raid As the article says The proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use was put forward by the leftist group Más País, which is led by Íñigo Errejón. “This is about regulating what is already normal on the street,” Errejón told Congress. “I don’t know what country you live in, but I know the country I live in, and in this one, whoever wants to consume marijuana does so, even if it is prohibited.” EL Pais reports.. The governing party joined right-wing groups in opposing a measure that is backed by its own coalition partner Unidas Podemos and other parliamentary allies The issue of the legalization of marijuana has revealed divisions in the Spanish government, which is headed by a center-left coalition of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and junior partner Unidas Podemos. The PSOE on Tuesday voted against a proposal to legalize cannabis for recreational use, even though this meant aligning itself with the conservative Popular Party (PP) and far-right Vox, which also opposed the measure. Thanks to the unlikely agreement among these groups, the proposal was defeated overwhelmingly, with 75 votes in favor, 263 against and nine abstentions. The PSOE is only willing to consider legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, an issue that is set to be examined by a recently formed subcommittee of the lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies. With respect to decriminalizing cannabis for recreational use, the PSOE’s objection on Tuesday was almost as categorical as that of the right. “This is not a…

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