Mexican left proposes medicinal use for marijuana

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's main leftist party has submitted a proposal in the Senate to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana.

The bill introduced by the Democratic Revolution Party also proposes increasing the maximum possession limit for personal use from five grams, or one or two joints, to 30 grams.

Under current federal law, possession of up to five grams is decriminalized but not legal, and can still be subject to non-prison sanctions.

The bill introduced Thursday would also allow state governments to regulate marijuana production under the new framework.

Earlier this month, Democratic Revolution lawmakers said they will propose allowing the sale of marijuana within Mexico City. If passed, the measure would have the city join Uruguay and the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado in creating legal markets for pot.


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