Mexican President Opposes Legalization, Senator Introduces MMJ Bill

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Less than a week after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that marijuana consumption and possession is a personal right, the nation’s president has voiced his opposition to full legalization.

Concurrently, a senator in the president’s party introduced a bill to open the door to medical cannabis.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday that he stands against legalizing adult use cannabis, but that he’s open to a discussion on the topic, according to the Huffington Post. His statements were followed on Tuesday by Mexican Senator Cristina Diaz Salazar introducing a measure to allow the import of medical marijuana, while still prohibiting domestic MMJ production, according to the Washington Post.

The bill would insert into law another recent Mexican court ruling that granted a young epileptic girl the right to use cannabis to treat her ailment.