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Mexican Congress Delays Vote on Cannabis Bill to 2021

The Mexican Congress agreed on Wednesday to delay the approval process for a landmark bill to legalize cannabis until the year 2021, to give lawmakers more time to study it.

The Mexican Congress agreed on Wednesday to delay the approval process for a landmark bill to legalize cannabis until the year 2021, to give lawmakers more time to study it.

The bill would create a huge new legal market for marijuana. The bill, which easily passed in the Senate in a vote last month, would mark a significant shift in a nation bedeviled for years by violence between numerous drug cartels in the country. 

Lawmakers are working through a series of pending bills in the final days of Congress before the winter break, after which they won’t be in session again until March.

Excelsior reported that two anonymous sources revealed that in order to grant lawmakers more time to study the cannabis bill, the Mexican opposition and the alliance fronted by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s leftist political party MORENA agreed to delay it until next year.

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