It looks llike the legislation will be covering a lot of ground and it’s interesting to note that it is highlighted that, “It is established that the communities affected by drug trafficking and crime will have priority in the delivery of licenses, considering that the “empowerment of groups of farmers, farmers and communities in activities related to planting, planting, cultivation will be a guiding focus and harvesting of cannabis and its derivatives”
Milennio 2020 reports
The draft opinion of the Cannabis Regulation Law, which regulates the recreational use, circulated , allowing the possession and transfer of up to 28 grams when considering that it is a “prudent amount”, although the carrying of up to 200 grams without the necessary license will be punished with an administrative fine of up to 10,500 pesos.
Senators could hold debate on marijuana in early 2020 In the project prepared by the Justice and Health commissions, chaired by Julio Menchaca and Miguel Ángel Navarro, modifications are made to the original project released in October, in which the licenses of scientific type are eliminated, it is determined that each person in A domicile may have up to 6 floors and a licensee may only plant psychoactive type marijuana up to one hectare in open soil and under a thousand meters covered ground.
The State will have intervention in the regulation of the market, through the creation of the Mexican Cannabis Institute , which will be responsible for delivering licenses and permits, keeping the user registry and will no longer set the tax application, as proposed originally.
It is established that the communities affected by drug trafficking and crime will have priority in the delivery of licenses, considering that the “empowerment of groups of farmers, farmers and communities in activities related to planting, planting, cultivation will be a guiding focus and harvesting of cannabis and its derivatives, as well as their preference over other less vulnerable groups in the enjoyment of the rights granted by the Law ”.
Among the adjustments, the demand of the hemp industry is also collected, by specifying that this industrial cannabis is not a psychoactive agent, so that only five types of licenses will be released, in which the scientific ones contained in the previous one are eliminated project, and that will include auxiliary transport and storage activities.
Cultivation: acquisition of seed or seedling, planting, cultivation, harvest and preparation of cannabis.
Transformation: preparation, processing, manufacturing and production of cannabis,
Marketing: distribution and sale to the public of cannabis, its derivatives and products.
Export or import: distribution and sale outside the national territory in the terms of the laws, treaties and other applicable regulations, which must specify the destination or origin of the cannabis product, respectively.
Research: acquisition of seed or seedling, planting, cultivation, harvesting, preparation and transformation of cannabis and its derivatives, exclusively in the quantities and in the terms of the research protocol approved by the competent authority.
Today, only possession and transfer of up to 5 grams is allowed; nevertheless, with this law up to 28 grams are decriminalized, since a greater weight will still be a crime.
The amount of cannabis in the table of article 479 of the General Health Law is proposed from 5 to 28 grams, that is, “a less rigid treatment of people’s behaviors regarding cannabis”.
“It is estimated that it is a prudent amount sufficient for its carrying, with the understanding that, in order to bring larger quantities, it must be understood that cannabis is not for personal consumption, so, for these purposes, the corresponding license must be processed” .
In those cases in which a person is in possession of more than 28 and up to 200 grams of cannabis, without the authorizations referred to in this Law and the General Health Law, it will be referred to the competent administrative authority and a fine of sixty to one hundred and twenty times the Unit of Measurement and Update.