Imminent regulation of the various uses of cannabis in Mexico

The Senate of the Republic initiated the process of discussing a law to regulate the various uses of cannabis. In principle, the purpose is to comply with a series of judicial decisions and proceedings that declared the unconstitutionality of the absolute prohibition of the personal use of the product and required the issuance of the necessary guidelines for its medicinal use. However, the legislative discussion also seeks to respond to the demands of an important part of the society to liberalize its use.

The challenge is significant. Although the Congress of the Union has a legal and social commitment to permit the use of cannabis for various purposes, such as adult recreational, medical and industrial use, there does not seem to be any basic preliminary agreement, not even among the lawmakers of the majority party in both houses. It would seem very complicated, then, to pass a law that satisfactorily responds to the interests and expectations of the different social and economic sectors, above all when the deadline for doing so was set for December 15, 2020.

In any case, the regulation of cannabis has great relevance, and we will keep you up to date on any developments.

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