Senate to hold consultation on marijuana in 2016

Mexico's Upper House explained that the reforms on the subject should be approved during the next congressional session, from February to April.
The Senate's consultation is independent from the one organized by the Interior Ministry. (Photo: Giselle Rodríguez / EL UNIVERSAL)
20/12/2015
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By Juan Arvizu

Mexico's Senate will hold a consultation on the use of marijuana with the participation of civil society, researchers and authorities as its first activity in 2016.

The debate will start with the premise that even though "criminalizing marijuana may be constitutional, its administrative ban is unconstitutional". Moreover, there are no rules to accompany the ruling of Mexico's Supreme Court on November 4 authorizing four people to use the drug, neither does it refer to how marijuana may be purchased, the Senate explained.

It added that the reforms on the subject should be approved during the next congressional session, from February to April.

The consultation is independent from the one organized by the Interior Ministry, as instructed by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

 

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