The former president called on Mexican authorities to end regulation of marijuana production, processing and recreational use in Mexico.
The legalization of cannabisbetter known as marijuana, and its derivatives remain an outstanding public safety issue in Mexico, according to the former president Vicente FoxWhich called on the authorities to expedite the regulation of the recreational use of this plant.
“I started on this 20 years ago, and sometimes people wonder why President Fox is involved in this, if it’s a drug, if it’s marijuana, a lot of people make fun of me. I’m in this because I’m absolutely convinced that legalizing marijuana is taking out The rug from under the gangs,” Fox said in an interview with The Economist.
The former president called on the Mexican authorities to end the regulation of production, processing and Recreational use of marijuana in Mexico after more than a year on The nation’s supreme court of justice
The SCJN issued a public declaration of unconstitutionality repealing the ban on recreational use of cannabis and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
“I do not understand why the power is not moving faster. Legalizing and regulating this industry will take away a lot of income from the cartels, which will now turn farmers into entrepreneurs and thus turn an illegal industry into a licensed industry and an industry that generates opportunities for Mexicans,” he said.
He added that this industry was Certified in at least 100 countriesBecause marijuana “does no harm to anyone, no one has died from consuming marijuana anywhere in the world.”
In June 2021, the Supreme Judicial Council urged the legislative branch to legislate on the constitutional right to recreational self-consumption of marijuana to generate legal safety for users and third parties. Declaration of unconstitutionality is also imposed Federal Authority for the Protection of Health Risks Issuance of permits to possess and consume cannabis for recreational purposes.
However, neither Senate has passed legislation fully regulating the commercial chain of cannabis production and its commercial production chain, Cofepris has not issued the necessary permits for possession and consumption for recreational purposes.
On August 24, during Legal Cannabis Forum in Mexico. Senator Rafael Espino de la Peña, the industry track that operates today, said that in the regular period of sessions that began on September 1, the Senate of the Republic will continue to work to incorporate full legalization on cannabis, “which responds to our context, reduce the problems it generates, and promote Economic growth “.
There is legislation and regulations already in place, but they are partial, and do not fully comply with the Supreme Court’s proposal or mandate, so this should happen very soon,” former President Fox said.
Vicente Fox Quesada Promotion for the fourth edition of . has begun It was Mexicoan event that will be held in Fox Center On October 19 and 20.
This is an international conference focused on demonstrating the potential of cannabis industry and its derivatives Mexicowhere they are expected to generate sales of $102,000 million in 2026 worldwide, and Mexico Aiming to be one of the industry leaders.
It will also show advances in medicine and science, and industry, as well as prestige in the legislation For the production, manufacture and use of its components such as Convention on Biological Diversity .
Organizers, speakers and especially Former President of Mexicowill discuss these issues to the public, as well as continue to promote discussion on a well-known plant on the one hand health damages due to irresponsible consumption; But on the other hand, it offers solutions for medical sciences
Fox invited those interested in the industry, from a medical and commercial point of view, to attend Cana Mexico International Conferencewhich will be held on October 19 and 20, in Fox Centernear the city of Leon, in the state of Guanajuato, where relationships can be established with industry members from Mexico, the United States, Europe and South America.