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"Mexico’s Evolving Marijuana Views"


Long the battleground for the U.S.-Mexico-Latin-American drug war, Mexico is coming into its own as a more tolerant and independent nation in North America. At a time when the United States and Canada have become decidedly pro-marijuana legalization, Mexico has been quietly changing its own laws to coincide with its beliefs about the devastating and destructive drug war imposed on the Western hemisphere with the outlawing of marijuana, opiates, and other narcotics in the 1920s and the creation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in the 1930s (Mexico outlawed marijuana just before the United States).

Brief Timeline of the U.S. Drug War

In 1969, former U.S. president Nixon cited drug abuse as a “serious national threat” and declared the war on drugs in 1971 and the created the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 1973. In 1975, the Medellin massacre killed 40 people and led to the Colombian seizure of 600 kg of cocaine, masterminded by Pablo Escobar. Nancy Reagan stared the “Just Say No” campaign in 1984, and at the same time the Mexican border became the preferred point of entry for drugs into the United States. Numerous presidents, including Reagan, the Bushes, and Clinton continued the policy of using funds and arms to fight the drug war, usually at the expense of the Mexican and Latin American people in a conflict that had no end and seemed to change little about drug use in the United States.

Mexico’s Marijuana Laws

Out of all the substances that U.S. residents use to get high, marijuana has finally been exonerated as the least harmful in many countries. The plant has instead been deemed to be an alternative therapy for pain relief, a miracle for epileptics, and useful in many other disorders and maladies present in humans and animals. Despite the decades of violence Mexico has suffered due to the U.S. war on drugs and political decisions on both sides of the border, ideas about marijuana in Mexico are beginning to change. In April, CNN reported that Mexican President Peña Nieto wants to “give voice to those who expressed the need to update, within the confines of the law, the use of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes.” Peña Nieto has signed a bil to decriminalized personal possession of an ounce of marijuana (currently 5 grams is legal). Peña Nieto noted that “We Mexicans know all too well the range and the defects of prohibitionist and punitive policies, and of the so-called war on drugs that has prevailed for 40 years,” noting that reforming drug policies is the best way to move forward from the violent and criminal past.

Mexico Begins Importing Medical Cannabis

Companies like Green Lotus Hemp and Medical Marijuana, Inc. have recently begun exporting medical marijuana hemp oils into Mexico, to help thousands of epilepsy patients in the country. The low-THC cannabis oil has been proven to drastically reduce and even eliminate debilitating and dangerous seizures in children and people who suffer from epilepsy. Mexico has also passed medical marijuana legislation that allows some THC to remain in therapeutic strains. As Mexico continues to fight for marijuana-based therapies and reduce the revenue and violence of drug cartels through legalization, policy changers on the ground report that the reality is that marijuana is tolerated in Mexico, and most officers won’t bother arresting a person who is high on marijuana because the time and effort simply isn’t worth it. Marijuana can help Mexico survive and prosper following the destructive drug war, and the United States can help by supplying their patients with CBD oil and marijuana therapies if the Mexican government will allow it. Law changes are coming, and the Mexican people support them just as they do in the United States.

 

Julie K Godard

About Julie Godard:

Julie, a guest blogger of Green Lotus Hemp Products, is a strong advocate of cannabis, both in medical and recreational forms, for expanding our knowledge of medicine, culture, and the reality of our planet. She is an experienced freelance writer, content strategist, and cannabis industry researcher with a deep concern for social welfare and love of scientific discovery.


 

 Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of GLH products are sold as nutritional supplements, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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