Articles By Laura Gamba
After months of delays, a bill to legalize and regulate both came within a whisker of passing. But it was re-routed at the last minute, and its future is unclear.
After a five-year push, activists celebrated the new law, though some of them say it is still too restrictive.
A bill regulating both has already passed in the Senate and it is expected to sail through the Chamber of Deputies.
President Iván Duque issued a decree to lift a ban on cannabis flower exports, five years after medical cannabis became legal, and the industry sees opportunity.
In an historic vote, cannabis prohibition was deemed unconstitutional by Mexico’s Supreme Court.
While some lawmakers are considering a special session, the Supreme Court could also take action.
The Chamber of Deputies has passed a legalization bill, which will now return to the Senate, bringing Mexico closer to becoming the world's largest legal cannabis market.
Lawmakers are set to vote on an amended cannabis legalization bill this week. Their deadline, which has already been extended three times, is April 30.
Lawmakers now have until April 2021 to pass a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use.