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Senate approves marijuana legalization bill

The Mexican Senate Thursday approved by a margin of 82 to 18, with seven abstentions, a bill that would create a legal market for cannabis in Mexico, while relaxing laws governing the recreational use of the substance to permit users to carry 28 grams of marijuana and cultivate up to four plants in their homes.

The legislation will now move to the lower house, the Camara de Diputados, for further debate. The law must be agreed by December 16 to meet a Supreme Court deadline. Judges have ruled that prohibiting cannabis use is unconstitutional.   

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