JUNE 19, 2017 - MEXICO LEGALIZES MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree this week [on June 19, 2017] legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as ‘therapeutic.’
The new policy isn’t exactly opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries on every corner.
Instead it calls on the Ministry of Health to draft and implement regulations and public policies regulating ‘the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis Sativa, Indica and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol.’
The measure had broad support from Mexico’s Senate and Lower House of Congress, where it passed 347-7 in April.”
Washington Post “Mexico Just Legalized Medical Marijuana,” by Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, June 21, 2017