Mexico: Parliament approved the medical use of cannabis

Mexico’s Congress passed a bill on 28 April to legalize the use of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. The bill had already passed the Senate in December 2016 and will now be sent to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is expected to sign it.

“The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, and those relating to the production and distribution of the plant for these purposes,” the Congress said in a statement. The measure passed in a vote with 371 in favour, seven against and 11 abstentions, and now classifies THC as “therapeutic.”

Source: IACM Bulletin

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