Marijuana Bill submitted
Mexico City: Mexico’s incoming government submitted a Bill yesterday to create a medical marijuana industry and allow its recreational use.
Olga Sanchez, designated interior minister of Presidentelect Andres
Manuel Lopez Obrador, said prohibition had fed violence and poverty, and criticised a 12year crackdown on drug gangs that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
‘‘Today, the nation has taken the decision to change,’’ she told senators. ‘‘We don’t want more deaths.’’ — Reuters