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Mexico may become the third country to legalise cannabis [21.11.2020] On November 19th the Senate began debating a bill that would make Mexico the third country in the world, after Uruguay and Canada, to legalise cannab ...
Mexican Senate committees approve marijuana legalization bill with floor vote planned soon [13.11.2020] Several Mexican Senate committees on Friday tentatively approved a revised bill to legalize marijuana during a joint hearing, with a formal in-person ...
Mexico is poised to legalize marijuana, but advocates don’t like the details [08.11.2020] It's the moment for which advocates of legal marijuana here have been waiting: Mexican lawmakers, working under a court order, have until mid-Decembe ...
Mexican Senate set to pass bill to legalize marijuana in next few days [15.10.2020] Sen. Ricardo Monreal, the leader of Lopez Obrador’s MORENA party in the upper chamber of Congress, said in an interview that a vote on the proposal w ...
Mexico, plagued by cartel wars, on cusp of legal cannabis 'green rush' [01.10.2020] Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal expects a law to be passed before December for recreational use of the drug, allowing regulated private firms ...
Congressional researchers admit legalizing marijuana hurts Mexican drug cartel profits [03.08.2020] Demand for marijuana illegally trafficked from Mexico will continue to decline as the legalization movement spreads, a new report from the Congressio ...
Library of Congress highlights racist news coverage used to justify criminalizing marijuana a century ago [16.06.2020] The Library of Congress (LOC) is documenting racist depictions of marijuana in early 20th century news coverage that helped to drive the criminalizat ...
The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade [09.06.2020] As a farmer eking out a living in Peru’s central jungle, Rubén Leiva grew one cash crop that seemed immune from global cycles of booms and busts. But ...
Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade [22.04.2020] The coronavirus outbreak has upended industries across the globe. The international narcotics trade has not been spared. From the cartel badlands alo ...
Mexico’s Senate approves marijuana regulation [04.03.2020] The commissions of Justice, Health, and Legislative Studies of Mexico’s Senate broadly approved the ruling that seeks to regulate cannabis. During ov ...
Smokable cocaine markets in Latin America and the Caribbean [01.03.2020] The smokable cocaine market was established decades ago, and is definitely not a new phenomenon. Rather than disappear, it is undergoing a slow expan ...
Mexico [31.12.2019] Overview of drug policies, drug law and legislative trends in Mexico Mexico is one of the Latin American countries that has borne the highest costs f ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
How Canada's cannabis legalization is shaping laws elsewhere [17.10.2019] Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small Sou ...
Mexico could have state-owned cannabis company [02.10.2019] The coordinator of the MORENA party at the Lower Chamber Mario Delgado Carrillo presented an initiative for the creation of a legal market for the pu ...
A global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way [29.08.2019] Uruguay paved the way when it legalised cannabis in 2013. But it is the reform in Canada, a G7 member, that has done most to heighten international t ...
Mexico court allows recreational cocaine in landmark decision [21.08.2019] A judge in Mexico City has ruled in favor of two people requesting permission to use cocaine recreationally, marking the "first ruling of its kind,"  ...
Mexico's top court demands regulation on medical marijuana after long delays [15.08.2019] Mexico's supreme court ordered the health ministry to issue regulation within six months on medical marijuana use, saying its failure to do so after ...
When poppies don’t pay [24.06.2019] “Then and there, I went to sell it, because I needed the money,” sing Los Armadillos, a band from La Sierra in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The pop ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
Mexico's president wants to change how the drug war is fought, and he may be heading for a showdown with Trump [16.05.2019] Mexico's drug policies could be in for some sweeping changes, and with them the country's relations with the United States. President Andres Manuel L ...
Is it possible the decriminalization of drugs in Mexico? [10.05.2019] The presentation of the National Development Plan (NDP) by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has put on the table again the issue ...
Mexico wants to decriminalize all drugs and negotiate with the U.S. to do the same [09.05.2019] Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrado released a new plan that called for radical reform to the nation’s drug laws and negotiating with the U ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
Is marijuana really legal in Mexico? [26.02.2019] Mexico’s federal judges will be required to grant amparo appeals for the recreational use of marijuana. However, this does not imply that marijuana h ...
Why Europe has dodged America's fentanyl crisis [07.02.2019] A perfect storm of conditions over the last decade led to the current fentanyl epidemic in the US. It began with rising social deprivation and excess ...
Struggling to compete with fentanyl, Mexico’s poppy farmers ask for legalization [04.02.2019] Guerrero is Mexico’s third-poorest state and the center of its opium industry. If the state of 3.5 million were an independent country, it would be t ...
Mexico moves towards legalising cannabis [28.12.2018] Olga Sánchez Cordero, interior minister in Mexico’s new leftist nationalist government, has submitted a bill to Congress to end prohibition and start ...
Mexico’s war on drugs failed [30.11.2018] Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, once a firm proponent of the war on drugs, urged contemporary lawmakers to “give the benefit of the doubt t ...
Here's what's behind Mexico's radical move toward legalizing marijuana during its war on drugs [18.11.2018] Mexico may legalize marijuana, a radical shift for a country whose prohibition on narcotics has been at the heart of its long and violent war against ...
Drug law reform comes to Mexico [15.11.2018] Last month, Mexico’s Supreme Court handed down two decisions that effectively overturned Mexico’s longstanding ban on the personal use of marijuana. ...
Mexico: president-elect Amlo's party moves toward marijuana legalization [08.11.2018] The party of Mexico’s president-elect has submitted legislation to legalize the possession, public use, growth and sale of marijuana in what would be ...
Mexico introduces bill to legalise medical and recreational cannabis use [06.11.2018] 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 ...
Mexico Supreme Court says ban on recreational marijuana unconstitutional [01.11.2018] Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regul ...
Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...
Mexico may be next to legalise marijuana, says incoming FM [23.10.2018] Mexico "absolutely" could follow Canada's lead in legalising marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that "doesn't work," i ...
Mexico president-elect says will look at legalizing some drugs [08.10.2018] Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight pove ...
Trump kicks off UN general assembly with ‘problematic’ drug policy document [24.09.2018] Donald Trump has kicked off the 2018 United Nations General Assembly by announcing what experts have labelled a problematic agreement to tackle the w ...
Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war [15.08.2018] Since the military took to the streets to fight the increasingly powerful and violent cartels producing and trafficking drugs north to consumers in t ...
Will Mexico legalize drugs? [18.07.2018] Mexico’s President-elect López Obrador has considered unconventional methods to address his nation’s ills. In a country riddled with corruption and c ...
Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war [06.07.2018] Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team unveiled a plan to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail tim ...
In bloody drug war, Mexico's new leader may try negotiating [02.07.2018] For the past 12 years, Mexico has fought violent drug gangs by deploying thousands of police, soldiers and intelligence officers to crack down on car ...
The year Mexico legalised drugs [18.06.2018] On 5 January 1940, Mexico's left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law. The new legislation w ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa ...
U.S. has been quietly helping Mexico with new, high-tech ways to fight opium [15.04.2018] In the past few opiate-soaked years, U.S. officials say, nearly all the heroin coursing through American cities has come from one place: Mexico. “The ...
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana - tourism minister [12.04.2018] Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, Tourism minister E ...
Mexicans are buying legal weed in California, reversing a century-long trend of drug smuggling [18.03.2018] During the past century of cannabis prohibition, a steady flow of illegal marijuana has been smuggled across the border from Mexican farms to America ...
Poppies, opium, and heroin [01.03.2018] Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by deman ...
Rabobank to pay $369 million in money-laundering case [08.02.2018] Dutch lender Rabobank’s California unit agreed to pay $369 million to settle allegations that it lied to regulators investigating allegations of laun ...

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