Mexico Legalizes Medical Cannabis Regulations ExpectedGoogle
Mexico Legalizes Medical Cannabis Regulations Expected in 6 Months.
After President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree confirming the House of Representative’s decision adopting the 374-4 law on medical cannabis, Medical cannabis is now legal in Mexico. In December, the Mexican Senate approved the measure 98-7.
The decree ordered the Ministry of Health to build a national medical cannabis system within 180 days. This move comes more than a year after Nieto expressed his support for medical marijuana in a speech on international drug policy at the United Nations General Assembly.
“I am giving voice to those who have … expressed the necessity of changing the regulatory framework to authorize the use of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes,” he said during his remarks. “We should be flexible to change that which has not yielded results, the paradigm based essentially in prohibitionism, the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ … [which] has not been able to limit production, trafficking nor the global consumption of drugs.”
Last year, another bill that provided sweeping cannabis law reforms in the nation was stalled in the Senate.
However, lawmakers have indicated in September could reassess it.
Initially, only allowed products with 1 percent THC or lower until Health Ministry officials raise the limits. In addition, allowed to grow marijuana for medical and scientific purposes.
In 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that individuals should be allow growing, distribute, and use cannabis personally. However, Nieto has stated that he does not support widespread legalization.
Of course, we can believe medical marijuana will become common all the world in the future. The great effects of medical marijuana will help patients have more opportunities for treatment. And you can also see the more benefit of marijuana for health at the following link: Benefits of cannabis.