Mexico is on the verge of creating the world’s largest legal marijuana market, a move that could pressure President Joe Biden to embrace weed, too. Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies passed landmark legislation Thursday morning, ahead of an April 30 deadline set by the country’s Supreme Court to legalize recreational sales. The Senate is expected to back the bill in the coming days. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose party strongly backs the proposal, is expected to sign the bill, sandwiching the U.S. between the world’s two biggest legal marijuana markets. The specter of legal marijuana markets on the United States’ northern and southern borders is expected to put new pressure on the federal government to loosen restrictions on marijuana.
Natalie Fertig, Politics, Policy, Political News – POLITICO, 03/10/2021 19:00:00