On June 20, 2017, Mexico legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. This is a direct result of the efforts of President Enrique Peña Nieto to decriminalize the use of the drug.
The law is very vague in its construction and doesn’t provide any insight into what types of ailments will be covered or how the drug will be distributed. The job of working out all the details will fall to the Executive Branch and the Secretary of Health. They have 180 days to develop all the rules, procedures and protocols.
Let’s Wrap This Up
I’m very curious to see how this law will be implemented. The biggest question that I have is whether tourists will be able to obtain medical marijuana. If so, it will have a huge financial impact on tourist areas like the Riviera Maya.
As soon as the details are announced, I’ll include them in a follow-up post.