Mexico’s Senate is expected to have legalized cannabis nationally by the middle of December. International opportunities to exploit the plant’s financial potential are pouring in, but for a nation ravaged by cartels the most significant facet of prohibition’s end is otherwise.
“The first thing that will happen is that no Mexican will die or go to jail because of this plant,” says entrepreneur Guillermo Nieto. “With that, everyone wins.”
- The beginning of pot markets faces resistance from those concerned that regulations for MED and REC will favor big foreign corporations.
- For now, independent business operators are planning family cannabis operations where the powerful Sinaloa cartel had dominated.
- “Abuelita approved,” Dulze gummies are the first Mexican-owned edibles brand and come in Horchata, Chili Watermelon, Margarita and Piña Colada flavors.
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