November 20, 2020 5 min read
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After several months of delays and interruptions, the Senate of Mexico approved a ruling to regulate the recreational, industrial, and medical use of marijuana.
The vote passed 82 in favor, 18 against, and 7 absentees, after five hours of discussion in Senate committees.
Con 82 votos a favor, 18 en contra y 7 abstenciones, se aprueba en lo general y los artículos no reservados del dictamen que regula el uso del #CannabisLegal. pic.twitter.com/0yLdNlJGQB
— Senado de México (@senadomexicano) November 19, 2020
On December 15, this opinion will go to the Chamber of Deputies. If it passes there, Mexicans will be legally permitted to carry up to 28 grams of the plant or a pack with 28 cigarettes and have 6 to 8 marijuana plants at home.
In addition, the new regulations would allow companies to sell cannabis in authorized establishments and will establish the maximum levels of THC and CBD.
How we got here
Last Friday, the Justice, Health, and Legislative Studies commission began a discussion on the subject of legalization. The majority of the members voted to approve it in general and in specific terms.
The commission also announced that an addendum would be presented that included considerations of the senators who did not agree with the opinion.