The Senate usually approves the leisure use of marijuana in Mexico

If this ruling is passed in the Chamber of Deputies from December 15, Mexicans can load up to 28 grams of the attachment.

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November 20, 2020 2 min read

This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

The Senate of the Mexican Republic approved the ruling decriminalizing the recreational or adult use of marijuana by 82 votes in favor, 18 against, and 7 abstentions.

If that opinion is in the Chamber of Deputies , as from December 15th When the current legislature ends, Mexicans can carry up to 28 grams of the plant or a pack of 28 cigarettes and have 6 to 8 marijuana plants at home.

“People over the age of 18 are allowed to consume psychoactive cannabis,” says the document, which was discussed in the House of Lords for more than five hours.

The general law regulating cannabis allows companies to sell cannabis in licensed establishments and sets maximum levels for THC (psychoactive substance in marijuana) and CBD (cannabidiol).

What does this opinion mean?

In simple terms:

  • It will be extended from 5 to 28 grams for possession for personal use without penalty.
  • Between 28 and 200 grams of marijuana is easy possession and deserves administrative penalties or fines.
  • From 201 grams to 28 kilos it is considered drug trafficking possession.
  • From 28 kilos it is considered drug trafficking.

Only people over the age of 18 are allowed to grow, carry, and use marijuana and its derivatives, but only with the approval of the Mexican Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis.

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