Mexico

Mon
10
Sep

The U.S. has a marijuana legalization Catch-22 on its hands

Hypothetically speaking, the federal government could be in a lose-lose situation if it legalizes recreational cannabis.

Wed
05
Sep

How to talk cannabis in seven different countries

Traveling to the Netherlands? Russia? This weed slang guide will make sure you’re never dry.

Mon
06
Aug

Mexican Supreme Court votes to legalize marijuana

In Mexico, supporters of drug reform have been celebrating a decision from the Supreme Court of Mexico that could lead to the legalization of marijuana. This highly controversial rule would allow people to grow the plant for private consumption. A panel of five judges ruled in favor of a nonprofit marijuana club in Mexico, even though drugs and dealing with drugs has claimed thousands of lives in Mexico. Nonetheless, this ruling changes the country’s course on drug policy.

John Walsh, a senior associate at the Washington Office on Latin America, said, “Every country in the world signed up to a treaty that prescribed a prohibitionist and criminalized approach to dealing with drugs that was one-sided, That basic response doesn’t work anymore.”

Wed
01
Aug

Will Canada, U.S. and Mexico launch a legal cannabis market?

As more and more North American governments move on from the “war on drugs” mentality of preceding decades, some politicians and activists suggest that a cross-border market for legal marijuana products could soon become a reality.

Fri
13
Jul

Mexico considers legal cannabis as solution to narco crisis

Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (known by his initials as AMLO), is pledging a new, demilitarized approach to ending the country’s endemic narco-violence and his newly named interior minister is a vocal supporter of cannabis legalization. Will a legal cannabis sector provide a way out of Mexico’s long narco crisis?

Those who have been hoping for a new direction in Mexico’s approach to the ultra-violent drug cartels were heartened by president-elect Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s announcement that his interior minister will be Olga Sánchez Cordero.

Thu
05
Jul

Mexico's president-elect says he's open to drug legalization

On Sunday, political leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador won a landslide victory to become Mexico's next president, effective December 1st. Having proclaimed a desire to transition away from pursuing criminal charges for people who consume drugs and toward treatment-based programs, his government could be the one to finally repeal cannabis prohibition in Mexico.

Fri
22
Jun

Mexico opium poppy growers turning to marijuana

Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low - apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl - that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana.

Beset by poverty and joblessness, farmers in the hills around the Guerrero state hamlets of Tenantla and Amatitlan say that prices for opium paste - which oozes from the bulbs of poppies after they're cut - have fallen so low they don't even pay for the cost of planting, fertilizing, irrigating, weeding and harvesting the raw material for heroin.

Thu
07
Jun

Mexico’s march toward legalization is thanks in part to its northern neighbors

Bearing witness to marijuana’s medicinal and economic value is helping to change cultural taboos.

Mexico is a place where you can find anything. It may take some hunting, but eventually you’ll find it. Such is the case with good weed and quality hemp products, a large portion of which are imported, both legally and illegally from the United States and Canada.

Wed
11
Apr

Cannabis legalization begins its journey through the Mexican supreme court

Cannabis activist and lawyer Ulrich Richter is trying to push the legalization of cannabis through the 

Tue
13
Mar

California cannabis finds a market in Mexico

Middle-class Mexicans and Americans living in Tijuana are buying legal pot in California and taking it back to Mexico. The culture of legalization, slowly but surely, may be spreading south of the border now, too.

California’s legal weed experiment is having an impact in an unexpected place: Mexico.

Cannabis culture and advocacy from California is making its way south of the border and activists there are hopeful legalization here can shift Mexico’s politics.

Middle-class Mexicans and American citizens living in Tijuana are crossing into San Diego to visit medical — and now recreational — dispensaries. Binational cannabis advocates are hosting events in Tijuana about the medical benefits of cannabis, hoping to increase support for policy changes on the drug.

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