Colombian Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill, Bringing Country Closer To Ending Prohibition

Colombian Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill, Bringing Country Closer To Ending Prohibition
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The Colombian Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize marijuana nationwide, though there are still more legislative steps that need to be taken before it’s potentially enacted into law. The bill, which has also already received initial approval in the country’s Chamber of Representatives, was approved on the Senate floor during the fourth round of debate on Tuesday in a 56-3 vote. #PlenariaSenado | | Ha sido APROBADO en su totalidad el Proyecto de Acto Legislativo 033 de 2022 Senado, que busca modificar el artículo 49 de la Constitución Política de Colombia y regularizar el #Cannabis de uso adulto. Votos: Si: 56 No: 3#EsHoraDeRegular pic.twitter.com/nBEYYlWm9T — Senado de la República (@SenadoGovCo) December 6, 2022 Lawmakers have met several times in recent weeks to debate the reform proposal, which would amend the country’s Constitution to end cannabis prohibition for adults. This action took place about two weeks after the legalization bill passed the First Committee of the Senate. Histórica aprobación en plenaria del proyecto para regularizar el #CannabisDeUsoAdulto en su cuarto debate. Avanzamos en el cambio de la política de drogas del país. Gran equipo con @JuanKarloslos #EsHoraDeRegular pic.twitter.com/vQYcBtpnz5 — María José Pizarro Rodríguez (@PizarroMariaJo) December 6, 2022 At a public hearing in the Senate panel last month, Justice Minister Néstor Osuna said that Colombia 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.” The proposed constitutional amendment, sponsored by Rep. Juan Carlos Losada, 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. ¡Historico! Por primera vez el proyecto que regula el #CannabisDeUsoAdulto alcanza el cuarto…

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