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Legislation Announced in Mexico City to Legalize Cannabis

Legislation will be formally filed in September in Mexico City to legalize the possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis, as well as home cultivamarijuana_2391703btion for personal use. The measure would also legalize cannabis clubs where people would be able to legally consume cannabis.

“Most marijuana consumers aren’t addicts,” stated Mexico City Deputy Vidal Llerenas Morales, “They aren’t criminals. They are functional people.”

The news of the forthcoming legislation comes just days after former Mexico President Vincente Fox made a public statement arguing in favor of legalizing cannabis – he stated that he would grow it himself if it were to become legal.

With outpouring from the public regarding the tens of thousands of deaths brought forth by the Mexican drug cartels, and with legalization gaining momentum globally, the effort is expected to gain some traction.

Those in Mexico City should be spreading the word, building support and contacting elected officials regarding this coming proposal, urging individuals to support it.

TheJointBlog

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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