Medical marijuana has been confirmed in Mexico via decree issued by President Enrique Pena Nieto. The Ministry of Health is responsible for crafting the country’s medical marijuana regulations. The decree also includes allowing marijuana research to take place.
Criminalizing consumption of marijuana is also ending, according to KSAT 12 News. Medicines will be permitted to be created with the base ingredient being marijuana and/or its active cannabinoids. Mexico’s president has never tried marijuana and has long been opposed to legalization. His shift in opinion is significant.
Medical marijuana legalization may aid in reducing drug violence throughout Mexico.