Three years ago, the Supreme Court in Mexico ruled that the country’s ban on cannabis consumption was unconstitutional, ending decades of cannabis prohibition and requiring that lawmakers reform cannabis laws. Mexico’s Congress was granted a deadline to repeal prohibitionist cannabis policies, now considered unconstitutional, but policymakers failed to do so within the allotted time. Both chambers of Congress spent months discussing and working on a legalization bill, repeatedly asking the court to extend the deadline. Last year, the Senate passed a bill and sent it to the Chamber of Deputies, which made revisions and sent it back. However, after a few Senate committees took up and cleared the amended measure, some leaders stated that the amendments made the legislation unworkable. This June, three years after the Supreme Court first declared that cannabis prohibition in the country was illegal, the Senate voted to put an end to the prohibition on its own after lawmakers failed to act in time. However, since all the top court did was decriminalize cannabis, the country still did not have regulations for legally sanctioned sales.
CannabisNewsWire, 10/12/2021 04:20:00