Courtesy of The Joint Blog
A legislative proposal to legalize recreational cannabis was officially introduced today in Mexico City.
If approved into law, the proposal would legalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis for anyone 21 and older.
In 2009, Mexico City took a step towards decriminalizing cannabis, by making the possession of up to 5 grams no longer a criminal offense; this new proposal would take it a step further, by actually legalizing small amounts of cannabis, including sales.The measure - which was introduced by members of the Democratic Revolution Party - would create a health program to monitor cannabis consumption and sales.
The proposal comes as federal lawmakers in Mexico continue to discuss legalizing cannabis on the national level.