Mexico introduces bill to legalise medical and recreational cannabis use

The bill would permit companies to grow and commercialize marijuana. Individuals would also be allowed to cultivate plants for private use
Reuters (UK)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, in what would be a big step by the incoming government to shake up the country’s drug war. If the bill passes, Mexico would join Canada, Uruguay and a host of U.S. states that permit recreational use of the drug and allow its commercialization. It would be one of the most populous countries to roll back prohibition. Mexico’s Supreme Court last week ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.