Citing “unprecedented” stress from corporations attempting to influence Mexico’s cannabis legislation, voting on a bill to fully legalize marijuana – which includes its recreational use – will be delayed, according to media reports.
Ricardo Monreal, president of the Senate’s Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) – a governing physique of the chamber – told Milenio the bill “won’t be voted on this week, as was planned.
“It was the intention to approve it on Tuesday,” he continued, “but that is not going to come about.”
Monreal said the bill will be discussed in “the initially weeks of November,” La Jornada reported.
In addition, Monreal mentioned Jucopo will now assure that lobbying in the Senate remains below handle.
He mentioned the physique would “shield” legislators from external influences, according to Excelsior.
The duty of the bill would stay inside the combined commissions of Justice, Overall health and Legislative Research.
Supreme Court gets prepared
The Senate asked for an extension to the Supreme Court’s deadline to legalize cannabis, El Heraldo reported.
But the Supreme Court is preparing a basic declaration of unconstitutionality if the Senate does not approve a law prior to the finish of the month, Excelsior reported Monday.
If the Senate does not reform the laws, the Supreme Court could just eradicate from the legislation articles it considers unconstitutional.
This would properly permit dwelling-developing but not generate a regulated industrial market place.
On the other hand, uncertainty also reigns in the court.
According to Excelsior, at least eight members of the Supreme Court are required to vote favorably. Six currently declared to be in favor, but one particular declared to be against, and there’s uncertainty about the remaining 3 votes.
Alfredo Pascual can be reached at [email protected]