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Fox: Mexico could legalize cannabis within five years

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

MexicoFormer Mexican president Vicente Fox last week presided over an international conference in his home state of Guanajuato, hosted by his private think-tank Centro Fox and dubbed the US-Mexico Symposium on Legalization and Medical Use of Cannabis. Joining Fox at the confab were ex-Microsoft executive James Shively, who plans to create the first US national marijuana brand, as well as a wide range of activists and academics that included former Mexican health minister Julio Frenk. Asked by Reuters whether Mexico could legalize cannabis by the time current president Enrique Peña Nieto's term ends in 2018, Fox said: "I think it's going to happen much sooner. Once California gets into this, Mexico is going to be obligated to speed up its decision process." (Reuters, July 24; Correo, Guanajuato, Latino Daily News, July 21; Reuters, El Universal, July 20)


 

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Mexican senate holds cannabis legalization forum

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 Apparently taking a tip fmor the Guanajuato confab, Mexico's Senate on July 25 convened a special session to discuss a proposal by Mexico City's left-leaning Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera to legalize cannabis within the Federal District. (Revolución 3.0, July 25)

 

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