Marijuana is becoming something of a staple in the Mexican Congress, and not just when it comes to reform bills being considered. Actual cannabis products are regularly being exchanged, displayed, and planted in and around legislative chambers as lawmakers work to legalize the plant. On Wednesday, a top administration official was gifted a marijuana plant by a senator, and she said she’d be making it a part of her personal garden. Interior Ministry Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero said that by the time she plants the cannabis gift from Sen. Emilio Álvarez Icaza, she’ll be “fervently hoping that the law [to legalize cannabis] is already passed,” referring to reform legislation that the legislature has been working on the past couple years.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 09/25/2020 14:34:30

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