The Senate of Mexico has recently approved a bill that allows the production of medical cannabis. Although the new measure was proposed by the President and supported by the majority in the Senate, there are still some who fear the repercussions it may cause regarding the numerous drug cartels. The bill is now waiting for the approbation of the lower committees.
The bill proposed by the President of Mexico Enrique Pena-Nieto was supported by 98 out of 105 senators.
Last year, Mexican citizens received permission to import medical marijuana in the form of CBD oils, but only after a medical review and a long process of approval. The new bill will allow Mexicans that suffer from certain medical conditions to use cannabis strains that contain less than 1% of THC. These products will be absolutely legal to sell and purchase, which will create a new significant source of revenue for the country.
Cannabis plants will be cultivated only by the government structures. This is done in order to ensure proper chemical levels and secure timely delivery. Moreover, Mexico is going to allow scientific research on the herb’s medical properties and conditions it can effectively treat.
Despite the enthusiasm of thousands of cannabis lovers throughout Mexico, many politicians argue that the new measure is not enough for controlling dangerous cartels that operate in the country. The drug cartels will likely fight back against the legalization, as the new bill can significantly affect their revenues. Since Former President of Mexico started combating illegal drug cartels almost ten years ago, more than 100,000 people have been killed. The opponents of the new bill worry the destruction caused by the measure can be even worse.