Mexican Senate passes medical cannabis bill
The Mexican Senate overwhelmingly passed a medical marijuana bill, but to become law the measure must still win approval from the country’s lower house.
The bill, which was passed 98-7 on Tuesday, would allow the use of products containing THC and would also permit marijuana to be produced for scientific and medical purposes, Reuters reported.
The Senate’s passage of the bill is another step toward cannabis legalization in a country where the government is trying to break up violent drug cartels.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto opposed medical marijuana legalization as recently as last year, but in April