Mexican State Government Provides MMJ to Patients

For the first time, a Mexican state government has purchased a medical marijuana product to use as therapy for its citizens. On August 17, Eruvial Ávila, governor of the State of Mexico, personally distributed the first shipment of CBD hemp oil to patients at the opening of a new health clinic in the city of Ecatepec. The State of Mexico is the country’s most populous and surrounds the capitol of Mexico City on three sides.

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U.S. Border Guards: We Can’t Tell If We’re Stopping Cartel Drugs

Along with “murderers and rapists,” President Donald Trump would have you believe that his famed and heretofore mythical wall on the U.S.’s border with Mexico will keep imported drugs out of the country.

Like so much else the president says, this is not true—and won’t be true, whether the wall is 100 feet high or a thousand or constructed out of concrete or an impenetrable force field. Continue reading “U.S. Border Guards: We Can’t Tell If We’re Stopping Cartel Drugs”

How America’s Drug War Is Affecting Illegal Immigration

The firebrand opponents of undocumented immigration currently agitating for a looming wall on the U.S.-Mexico border—and calling for mass deportation of the people whose labor cares for our children, produces our food, builds our houses, and otherwise keeps the economy going—are also generally fans of the drug war. Continue reading “How America’s Drug War Is Affecting Illegal Immigration”

Mexico moves closer to medical marijuana with overwhelming Senate approval

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico.

The Senate said in a statement summarizing the debate that the measure directs the Health Department to “design public policies to regulate the medicinal use of this plant and its derivatives.” Continue reading “Mexico moves closer to medical marijuana with overwhelming Senate approval”