Top Colombian Official Reaffirms Government’s Support For Marijuana Legalization Bill Scheduled For Senate Vote This Week

Top Colombian Official Reaffirms Government’s Support For Marijuana Legalization Bill Scheduled For Senate Vote This Week
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A top Colombian official reiterated on Monday that the government supports a bill to amend the country’s Constitution to legalize marijuana—a proposal that’s been advancing in the legislature and is expected to receive a Senate vote on Tuesday. At a public hearing on Monday, Justice Minister Néstor Osuna said that the country has been the victim of “a failed war that was designed 50 years ago and, due to absurd prohibitionism, has brought us a lot of blood, armed conflict, mafias and crime,” according to a translation. #ComisiónI | “La estrategia prohibicionista no ha logrado detener el consumo, ni detener el comercio, lo que ha logrado es sembrar esos entornos de ilegalidad. Es mucho mejor regular el uso responsable”, @MinjusticiaCo, Néstor Osuna. — Senado de la República (@SenadoGovCo) November 21, 2022 “The national government supports this draft legislative act for the adult use of cannabis,” he said. “We believe that it is very important that this step be taken towards a responsible market—a responsible regulation that allows us to overcome this prohibitionist atmosphere.” El Gobierno nacional apoya este proyecto de acto legislativo de uso adulto del cannabis. Consideramos que es muy importante que se dé ese paso hacia un mercado y regulación responsable para ir superando esa atmósfera prohibicionista que ha acompañado el cannabis: @osunanestor pic.twitter.com/OoOKbvXRrp — MinJusticia Colombia (@MinjusticiaCo) November 21, 2022 The proposed constitutional amendment contemplates the public health and economic impacts of legalization, as well as the ideological principle of individual autonomy. If enacted, officials would have six months to promulgate rules for the adult-use market. A supplementary legislative analysis provides background on the history of cannabis policy in Colombia, while also describing reform developments in other countries such as Mexico and the United States. The legalization bill would support “the right of the free development of…

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