The wait is over! Mexico discusses recreational use of marijuana
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 8 March, 2021
There is no doubt that the legalization of recreational marijuana in Mexico seems to be getting closer and closer, as the Chamber of Deputies will finally discuss this issue, which was scheduled for December last year.
The project on the recreational use of cannabis in the Aztec country will be discussed this Monday in commissions and on Tuesday in the plenary.
In addition to regulating recreational consumption and decriminalizing the possession of up to 28 grams for personal consumption, the bill proposes to allow home growing of up to 6 plants for self-consumption or up to 8 flowers in those cases in which more than one consumer lives in the house.
Likewise, the bill to be discussed would recognize the right of persons over 18 years of age to consume psychoactive cannabis, as long as the consumption does not affect third parties.
Changes in the bill approved by the Senate
Among some of the changes in the bill approved by the Senate, the creation of the Mexican Cannabis Institute as a regulatory body is discarded and the National Commission against Addictions (Conadic) is granted the power to exercise the steering role over the productive chain of psychoactive cannabis and its consumption.
Conadic, among some of its functions, would be in charge of authorizing and revoking licenses for the production, distribution, commercialization and final sale of marijuana.