A Mexican lawmaker gave a key member of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s cabinet a marijuana joint while speaking on the floor of the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday.
The gift from Deputy Ana Lucía Riojas Martínez, an independent, was meant to serve as a reminder of Secretary of the Interior Olga Sánchez Cordero’s cannabis legalization proposal, which she introduced while still a lawmaker last year.
“One step to build peace, just one step to build it, is to legalize the use of drugs, a proposal you made,” Riojas Martínez said, according to a translation. “I bring you a gift as a reminder of that proposal you made at the beginning, because that goes to be the way to help us build peace. Let’s regulate the use of drugs.”