On April 28th, Mexico’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. It was a day that will go down in history as the beginning of the end for cannabis prohibition in Mexico, a country scarred by decades of drug violence.
All that remains to turn this into a win for cannabis patients in the Spanish nation is a signature from their leader, President Peña Nieto. Unfortunately, it’s been almost a month and a half since the vote took place and no signature has come.
This begs the question of what could be taking the President so long? Is there a problem with the bill, or is it simply a case of the watched pot legislation never boils? Marijuana.com sought to find the answer.
“The last step we are waiting for is the Executive signing. Once that’s done, then the Ministry of Health can produce the standards to be enforced for prescribing, selling and producing the medications,” said Senator Cristina Diaz Salazar, the author of the bill. The Senator is anxiously awaiting the signature like everyone else but could not speculate as to what the hold up might be.
Marijuana.com was also able to reach out to Lisa Sánchez, Manager of Drug…