Mexico Senator Introduces Medical Marijuana Measure
In September, a federal judge in Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana to treat a child with a rare form of epilepsy. Julie Noce reports. (Reuters)
A senator from Mexico’s ruling party is introducing a bill that would allow patients easier access to cannabis-based medicines.
“This measure is responding to the urgent need to allow availability of medicines through importation,” said Senator Cristina Diaz Salazar, a member of Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
The measure is not a wholesale legalization of medical marijuana, but seeks to permit the importation of cannabis and its derivatives for medicinal purposes. The bill would retain a prohibition on national production of the plant.
The proposed bill is unrelated to a Supreme Court decision last week permitting a single group of four people to grow, possess and smoke marijuana for recreational purposes under the right to personal freedom.
See the original at Latin Correspondent
Related: Mexico: One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana? (Latin Correspondent)
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