Mexico’s Senate will reportedly vote to legalize REC in coming days, a major step towards full legalization in a country where violent drug cartels have long had outsized influence. Mexico’s leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has indicated he supports legalization.
- If the bill passes the senate it would move to the lower chamber where Obrador’s MORENA party also holds a majority.
- There have been calls in the party for a state-run monopoly on the REC market though others want more private sector involvement.
- France appears ready to commit to a 3,000 person, two-year MED experiment.