Mar­i­juana Bill sub­mit­ted

Otago Daily Times - - WORLD -

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

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