Mexico’s president says he won’t interfere with legislation to legalize marijuana and hemp when the country’s Congress takes up the bill next month.
The president said his administration is “respectful of the division and balance between powers” and that lawmakers “are going to decide freely” whether to pass the legislation.
The pending proposal making its way through Mexico’s Congress establishes hemp as a “nonpsychoactive” form of cannabis, putting a 1% THC limit on the plant. Adults would be able to possess up to 28 grams and grow four plants personally, with a limit of six plants per household.
The proposed legislation also envisions dispensaries and, potentially, cannabis clubs.