State of the Leaf: California Has New Regs, Arkansas Has Reciprocity, and Florida Allows No Leaf - Cannabis News

A roundup of U.S. and international cannabis politics.

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State of the Leaf: California Has New Regs, Arkansas Has Reciprocity, and Florida Allows No Leaf - Cannabis News

A roundup of U.S. and international cannabis politics.

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Mexican Congress approves use of medical marijuana - Cannabis News

Mexico's Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization in a country long scarred by warring drug cartels.

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U.S. Path on Legal Marijuana Forces Rethink in Mexico – Cannabis News

More are questioning the effectiveness of the government’s protracted battle against drug cartels; small steps to allow medical marijuana.

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Mexican Senate passes medical marijuana bill – Cannabis News

Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug cartels.

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Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmaker – Cannabis News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico about a state measure to legalize recreational marijuana, a state legislator said on Thursday.

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Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmaker – Cannabis News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico about a state measure to legalize recreational marijuana, a state legislator said on Thursday.

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In major shift, Mexico president proposes relaxing marijuana laws – Marijuana News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday proposed legalizing marijuana-based medicines, raising the amount users can carry and freeing inmates on minor weed charges, in a major shift amid regional efforts to reboot drug policy.

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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws – Marijuana News

Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico opened on Tuesday a national debate on prohibitionist marijuana laws, as the government appeared open to legalizing medical cannabis use.

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Loosened US pot laws have sent Mexican weed prices plunging – Marijuana News

A marijuana farm in western Mexico. Image: Deborah Bonello via PRI.org

It's a tough time to be a Mexican pot farmer. The price of marijuana has been plummeting partly because of the loosening of laws in parts of the US — encouraging growth of more high-end pot in America.

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Mexican president opposes marijuana legalization – Marijuana News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit at United Nations headquarters. AP Photo: Seth Wenig.

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he opposes any eventual legalization of marijuana, five days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use.

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Mexico opens tough marijuana debate

A man smokes marijuana during a rally in front of the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico City on November 4, 2015. AFP Photo: Alfredo Estrella

Mexico City (AFP) - The Mexican government's resistance to legalizing marijuana has taken a hit following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that could pave the way to lifting the nation's ban on pot.

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Mexican Families Hoping for Medicinal Marijuana Watch Top Court

Graciela Elizalde, an 8-year-old who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that causes intense seizures, receives hydrotherapy treatment at a swimming complex in Monterrey, Mexico. Elizalde began taking a marijuana extract recently. AP Photo/Esteban Felix.
 
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- As Mexico's top court prepares to consider arguments that could open the door to the recreational use of marijuana, some families are hoping such a step could help make medicinal marijuana more accessible.
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