Sunday, July 19th, activists demanded that the Senate embody the legalization of leisure hashish within the subsequent particular session that begins July 29. Reports the Yucatan Times
As a sit-in, the Mexican Cannabis Movement accused the Senate of potential contempt for the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), which set Dec. 15 because the deadline for Congress to legalize marijuana, contemplating that its prohibition is unconstitutional. “We see a constant delay, a delay in this legislation, now there is already one more extension, until Dec. 15, and there is a senator who wants to postpone the ruling even more under the excuse of the COVID-19 pandemic,” denounced Leopoldo Rivera, coordinator of the motion.
The activists are holding an illustration in entrance of the Senate, in downtown Mexico City, the place they planted 420 marihuana crops of as much as 2.5 meters tall.
With this miniature plantation, thought-about the primary to not be clandestine in Mexico, activists are placing stress on the Senate for a legislation with 4 traits: free private or related cultivation, easy free possession, dignified remedy, and public areas for protected, accountable and controlled consumption.
“We decided to start this movement of planting weed, and planting ourselves as citizens, as users of cannabis and as responsible citizens against a law that clearly does not do justice, that clearly criminalizes, that is clearly useless,” Rivera stated.
In March, the Senate mentioned a ruling for a marijuana regulation legislation that will permit individuals to own as much as 28 grams of this drug, keep away from criminalizing its cultivation and its use for medical functions. However, activists have argued that it doesn’t adjust to the SCJN and favors the pursuits of personal firms.
“We’ve been here more than five months and only four senators have come down. Who do they legislate for? What they are proposing is a cosmetic change, which is not going to solve the problems of unconstitutionality pointed out by the Supreme Court,” stated Pepe Rivera.
“No More Extensions”
Activist Pepe Rivera demanded that the Supreme Court to not grant any extra extensions to the Mexican Senate.
“The police are mistreating the people, they are mistreating the citizens, they arrest them even when they are not consumers to extort them, to deprive them of their freedom and that goes against the Mexican constitution,” stated Pepe on the protest of the Mexican Cannabic Movement.