Friday, November 27, 2020

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Mexico Just Beat the U.S. to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
These days, when Mexico and the United States are mentioned in the same sentence, it usually has something to do with President Trump building a wall. So it’s a little bit ironic that Mexico beat the U.S. to tearing down the wall between its citizens and access to legal medical marijuana. On June 21, 2017, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree legalizing medical cannabis in the country, with the strong support of the nation’s Lower House of Congress. [1]

There’s just this…one…little…pesky detail: only products with 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} THC or lower will be permitted. That’s just slightly less than some of the 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}+ THC products some of the legal medical cannabis dispensaries in America offer. Heh. Even so, the decree classified the psychoactive ingredient as “therapeutic.” [1] [2]

In the declaration, Nieto called on the Ministry of Health to draft and implement regulations and public policies regarding “the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis sativa, indica, and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol its isomers, and stereo-chemical variants, as well as how to regulate the research and national production of them.” [2]