Mexico's president may have been bluffing about his support for weed decriminalization

The senate postponed discussion of the bill until next September at the earliest
Vice (US)
Monday, June 20, 2016

The sudden derailing of much-anticipated reforms to legalize medical marijuana in Mexico, as well as raise the possession threshold, has raised doubts over whether President Enrique Peña Nieto's initial promotion of the ideas was ever anything more than good public relations. "It looks like he never really wanted it," said drug policy expert and activist Lisa Sánchez, noting that it is the president's own Institutional Revolutionary Party that has blocked the reforms.