Mexico set to legalise marijuana and become world’s largest market



Oscar Lopez | Irish Times

Lawmakers in Mexico have approved a Bill to legalise recreational marijuana, a milestone for the country, which is in the throes of a drug war and could become the world’s largest cannabis market, leaving the United States between two pot-selling neighbours.

The 316-129 vote in Mexico’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, came more than two years after the Mexican supreme court ruled that the country’s ban on recreational marijuana was unconstitutional and more than three years after the country legalised medicinal cannabis.

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