After massive support from both Mexico’s Senate and Lower House, President Enrique Pena Nieto made an official decree legalizing medical marijuana.
The decree states that the Ministry of Health will create policies on regulations, research and production of medical marijuana. Mexican Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Narro Robles stated “ I welcome the approval of the therapeutic use of cannabis in Mexico.”
Latin America has been moving towards decriminalization as a tactic to combat the drug trade, demonstrating once again the devastating effect of prohibition of controlled substances. Portugal has already demonstrated the benefits of having a policy geared towards medical treatment and deregulation.
Hopefully, these country’s efforts will inspire the United States to adopt similar legislation and end the foolish War on Drugs.