While this is happening in the United States, Mexico remains the only one of the three countries that make up the agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada that still does not regulate the personal or recreational use of marijuana. Although the Chamber of Deputies has generally adopted an opinion to this effect since March 2021, some of the Senate`s opinions on the subject have not yet been approved. Aram Barra, head of Mexico United Against Crime`s drug policy program, responds to doubts that have arisen on social media about the Supreme Court`s controversial decision. Has the ban succeeded in combating its production and trade? Apparently not, because in 2020 alone, there were 20,000 overdose deaths of this drug in the United States, four times more than in 2010. Drugs are a public health problem that must be treated as such. Legalization “is an important step toward establishing peace in a country like ours, where we have been mired in an absurd war for at least a decade,” said Lucía Riojas Martínez, a Mexican lawmaker who made headlines in 2019 when she gave a joint marijuana to the country`s interior minister. Olga Sánchez Cordero, after a speech to Congress. Security experts agree that the practical impact of the violence law is likely to be minimal: with 15 U.S. companies legalizing marijuana, they say, cultivation has become a relatively small share of Mexico`s drug trade, with cartels focusing on more profitable products like fentanyl and methamphetamines. Antonio Mazzitelli, representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs in Mexico, participates in the DF Forum on Substances The same text adopted in the Senate also proposes the creation of the Mexican Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis, but the deputies rejected this proposal, noting that the National Council against Addictions (Conadic) regulates the regulation of cannabis. Tijuana Police Chief Warns of Spillover South of the Border In America, several countries allow its medical use, but only two, Uruguay and Canada, have regulated the entire process, including for recreational purposes: Uruguayans with a kind of state monopoly on cannabis; Canadians are further strengthening the private sector.
Marijuana Denial Postpones Drug Legalization Debate Fox Center Hosts First U.S.-Mexico Symposium on Cannabis Legalization and Medical Use Mexican Congress Considers Initiative by Representative Fernando Belaunzarán (PRD) on Cannabis Use Artists and intellectuals answer this question and present their views on legalization in Mexico. “When it comes to drugs, Mexico is doing its homework in the United States,” he says at the opening of the cannabis forum, which he hosts at his Guanajuato ranch. De la Madrid cites the example of California and opens the debate on the legalization of drugs in the middle of the election campaign Listen to The Washington Post podcast for the latest news in Spanish. “We shouldn`t overestimate the power of this law,” said Falko Ernst, a senior Mexico analyst for the International Crisis Group, a global research organization. The law “will not significantly change the dynamics and drivers of the deadly conflict in Mexico.” What is being advertised in the United States is an attempt to do things differently, to control trade, to try to get criminals to opt for legal trade (although the black market has not disappeared), to check the quality of products and not to take risks in consumers when they buy cannabis. And above all, for the respect of rights violated by prohibitionism: for example, at work, health, education and housing. In Mexico, incarcerated persons who are accused of simple possession (even without having proven the crime) are suspended from these rights. PRD initiates process before health authority, while Senate opens debate on drug regulation It should be noted that the discussion on marijuana legalization went to plenary after the Justice and Health Committee adopted the opinion last Monday. This announcement presents us with a renewed presidential narrative on the war on drugs and prohibitionism, although pressure for marijuana regulation at the federal level is still pending.
Currently, recreational use is legal in 19 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and its medical use in 37. While there are voices from activists who are also calling for analyzing cocaine legalization or looking for ways other than prohibition to address the epidemic of overdose deaths — particularly opioids — that claims 100,000 lives each year in the country, this is a step in a different direction. Supporters of marijuana legalization argue the bill is too limited, even though it represents a symbolic breakthrough in efforts to end a war on drugs that has claimed the lives of more than 150,000 people, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. With the approval of Congressman Clemente, the young people who accompanied them sowed the seeds in Mexico`s legislative district, but the bill proved divisive. But it will also©be a day of protest and an opportunity to reach the non-consuming population and to continue the work of education and information, a hope in the midst of legislative chaos. Legalization in Mexico will have special symbolism because it is one of the world`s major producers and the birthplace of some of the most powerful drug cartels that have caused high levels of violence for decades. In addition, it would make the country the largest regulated cannabis market, with business opportunities still difficult to quantify. Activists denounce that there is no political will on AMLO`s part to legalize cannabis use in Mexico©.
(Dark) Electricity reform, “Mexico`s act of responsibility to have energy sovereignty”: Sheinbaum The current legislature ends on April 30 and they do not expect the initiative to reach a port this time, but later. Mexico could take better steps towards a genuine regulatory model (based on international experience). Today, Congress has only partially regulated the therapeutic use of CBD, banned the use of THC, and criminalized the purchase of seeds for personal cultivation. Even worse, authorities have not issued regulations allowing users to safely assert their right to access cannabis products, as the Supreme Court has ruled since 2015. So Biden decided to speed up the process and implement a series of measures to reduce the burden of marijuana possession convictions. In June 2021, the court plenum removed sections of the General Health Act that absolutely prohibit cannabis use, but this general statement only requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to grant permits to interested parties. and has had no impact on the criminal field or on the protection of those who do not have such authorizations. The recreational use of marijuana has long been one of the rights demanded by collectives across the country. At the time, the President of the Supreme Court, Arturo Zaldãvar, described the consolidation of free personal development in the recreational use of cannabis as a historic day for freedoms. This kind of fervor makes marijuana activists nervous. After the adoption of the document, delivered by the President of the Board of Directors, Dulce María Sauri, the discussion began.
That`s why it`s important that President Biden did to pardon these people. Between 2001 and 2010, more than eight million Americans were arrested for marijuana possession, 88 percent of them for personal use. Today, those who previously had a criminal record at the federal level, which denied them access to jobs or mortgages, will have a clean record. Black and Latino citizens have been the most affected by this stigma.