If you’re looking to start a new business, marijuana has opened up new possibilities for Mexico.
The green light was given in the Chamber of Deputies, when overall approval was given to the bill that paves the way for recreational use and industrialization of marijuana.
With 316 votes in favor, 129 against, and 23 abstentions, the Chamber in full session approved the bill proposed on March 8.
Now, the deputies are getting ready to vote on the specifics. If the majority of the Chamber in full session gives the green light to this phase, then the bill will be sent to the Federal Executive Branch to make the decree official. Otherwise, the document will be sent to the Senate of the Republic, where modifications or objections will be reviewed.
So far, the bill establishes the following general points on the use and commercialization of marijuana in Mexico.
Due to Covid-19, drug dealers have been forced to find new routes and methods, and trafficking activities via the dark net and mailings are likely to increase despite the disruption of the postal supply chain on an international level. This is according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
“Poverty, limited education, and social marginalization continue to be important factors that increase the risk of substance use disorders,” also notes the UNODC.
This institution adds that marginalized and vulnerable groups may also face obstacles in obtaining treatment services, due to discrimination and stigma.