Mexico's Senate president says regulation of cannabis is being built

Mexico's Senate president says regulation of cannabis is being built

There is no room for prohibitionist policies. In the context of the Forum The Regulation of Cannabis and the Opportunities for the Development of a hemp industry in Mexico, Olga S nchez Cordero, president of the Mexican Senate, said that a model for the regulation of cannabis in Mexico is being built.

S nchez Cordero said that the regulation of the marijuana plant would eliminate the prohibitionist approach that increased violence in the country. A regulatory framework would ensure the safety and control of use of cannabis.

Recreational use is only a very small part of the potential of its regulation. She said that forums like this are important because they allow us to reflect on the other benefits that cannabis regulation can bring.

S nchez Cordero, as reported by Milenio, noted that it is important to take into account international experiences to promote the cannabis social economy and value chain.

Overcoming the formalistic obstacles of the past is not easy to do, but I have full confidence that we can achieve it in this Legislature, to regulate and implement consumption measures for behaviors that have been practiced for many years, and open new economic markets that allow our country to grow, as stated by the legislator of the Morena party.

We will continue to raise awareness in our population, where there is no room for prohibitionist policies. Olga S nchez Cordero is much more than a pro-cannabis senator.

Olga S nchez Cordero is a 74-year-old lawyer and civil servant who is part of the ruling Morena political party.

S nchez Cordero stood out for being the first female notary public in Mexico and the ninth nominated to join the highest court in the country, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, between 1995 and 2015.

She filed a bill in the Mexican Senate to regulate the consumption and control of the plant.

In the last 10 years, a thousand and forty thousand dead and 40 thousand disappeared, in addition to thousands of boys and girls, young people and women threatened by organized crime, have become cannon fodder. These numbers are unacceptable and justify rethinking drug policy in our country. We do not want more deaths, regardless of whether they are police, military or drug traffickers, we do not want more collateral victims, we do not want families in mourning, we do not want more blood in our homeland, it is a war that continues to kill us, the senator stated at the time.

She was the head of the Secretary of the Interior of President Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador in 2018 and was the first woman to hold that position. She left the Senate in 2021 to join Morena's parliamentary group to support the government's priority reforms. In 2021, a Mexico City native declared she was against women being imprisoned for having an abortion. She said: "You do not know why she makes that decision, you are nobody to judge why she does it, and I will continue to defend that women should not go to jail for this photo: EneasMx, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Edited in Canva by El Planteo.