Colombia’s Congress Agrees To Final Marijuana Legalization Bill, Which Key Senator Expects To Be Enacted By June

Colombia’s Congress Agrees To Final Marijuana Legalization Bill, Which Key Senator Expects To Be Enacted By June
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Colombia’s Chamber of Representatives and Senate have voted to reconcile their respective versions of marijuana legalization bills that recently advanced, with both bodies accepting minor changes to create a unified final product that’s now set to advance to key votes in the new year. Because the legalization proposal would amend the country’s Constitution, the legislation must pass both chambers again in 2023—and a key Senate sponsor of the bill says that she expect it to be formally enacted by June. The reconciliation process took place about a week after the Senate overwhelmingly approved its version of the reform legislation. The bill had previously received initial approval in Colombia’s Chamber of Representatives. The reconciliation passed the Chamber in a 103-39 vote, as Infobae reported. #PlenariaSenado | | Ha sido APROBADA la conciliación del PAL 033 de 2022 Senado: “Por medio del cual se modifica el artículo 49 de la Constitución Política de Colombia, y se regulariza el #Cannabis de uso adulto". pic.twitter.com/BQqDebLDcE — Senado de la República (@SenadoGovCo) December 13, 2022 Lawmakers accepted the Chamber’s provision barring the possession and use of unregulated psychaocative substances without a medical prescription, for example. It also limits marijuana consumption and marketing near school zones and in public spaces. #HoyEnCámara Aprobado #InformeConciliación Proyecto de Acto Legislativo N° 002 de 2022 Cámara – 033 de 2022 Senado “Por medio del cual se modifica el artículo 49 de la Constitución Política de Colombia, se regulariza el cannabis de uso adulto y se dictan otras disposiciones” pic.twitter.com/SphJ5AQjRM — Cámara de Representantes de Colombia (@CamaraColombia) December 15, 2022 A section adopted from the Senate version deals with respecting the autonomy of indigenous communities and having the government issue a decree recognizing their right to regulate the plant and “guarantee interculturality as an essential element of the fundamental right to…

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