Politics Mexico has a new marijuana legalization bill. Here’s what’s in it Mattha Busby December 2, 2021, A new cannabis legalization bill is circulating among members of Mexico’s national congress. (AdobeStock) Mexican lawmakers appear to be closer to legalizing cannabis nationwide, as a new version of a draft bill is now circulating among senators in the Congress of the Union. Senior ruling party figures have expressed support for legalization, and the latest bill has been leaked but has not yet been presented in any official manner. The latest iteration is considered more progressive than previous versions, as it would include some safeguards against corporate takeovers and eliminate earlier proposed permits for personal consumption. Here’s an overview of the provisions contained in the new bill. A possession limit of one ounce The new bill is broadly similar to a previous one approved by the Senate last year. For adults of age, possession of up to one ounce (28 grams) of cannabis would be legal. A person in possession of 29 grams to 200 grams (seven ounces) would risk a fine of $500 or more.

Mattha Busby, Leafly, 12/02/2021 17:52:00

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