Mexican Senate passes medical marijuana bill

Recreational marijuana is still broadly prohibited in Mexico
Reuters (UK)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

mexico-flag-cannabis Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug cartels. The measure would also allow for production of marijuana for scientific and medicinal purposes. The bill, part of a proposal that President Enrique Pena Nieto submitted to Congress earlier this year, must also be passed by Mexico's lower house to become law.