Mexico’s Senate approves marijuana regulation

With 26 votes in favor, 7 against, and 8 abstentions, Mexico's senators broadly approved the ruling proposing the regulation of cannabis
El Universal (México)
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The commissions of Justice, Health, and Legislative Studies of Mexico’s Senate broadly approved the ruling that seeks to regulate cannabis. During over two hours of discussion, senators from different parties generally approved, with 26 votes in favor, 7 against, and 8 abstentions, the document that proposes the regulation of cannabis from a medical, recreational, and industrial perspective. Likewise, the ruling proposed the creation of a Law for the Regulation of Cannabis, as well as reforms and additions to several dispositions of the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code. The approval does not mean that it has been endorsed by all parties but that now, specific points of the document must be reviewed and discussed in the plenary. (See also: The time when drugs were legal in Mexico)