Mexico Has Officially Legalized Medical Marijuana

The United States is now the only North American country to fully enforce prohibition of cannabis, now that Mexico has officially joined Canada in allowing the legal use, cultivation and sale of medical marijuana. The decree that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed this week classifies THC and marijuana as “therapeutic” and will leave all regulatory provisions up to the Ministry of Health. This law has been in the works for some time – after a 2016 public comment period where President Peña Nieto came to understand why medical marijuana needed to be legalized, and why prohibition must end....

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