Otago Daily Times

Leg­isla­tive win for weed

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Mex­ico City: Mex­ico’s Se­nate ap­proved a land­mark cannabis le­gal­i­sa­tion Bill in a land­slide vote yes­ter­day, paving the way for the cre­ation of the world’s largest le­gal mar­i­juana mar­ket if the ini­tia­tive passes the next hur­dle in the lower house of Congress.

Sen­a­tors voted 82 to 18 to ap­prove the mea­sure, with seven ab­sten­tions.

If en­acted, the re­form would mark a ma­jor shift in a coun­try where drug car­tel vi­o­lence in re­cent years has claimed more than 100,000 lives. — Reuters

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