Mexican senate passes medical marijuana bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday Dec. 13 that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug cartels, Reuters reported.

The bill, part of a proposal that President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted to Congress earlier this year, must also be passed by Mexico’s lower house to become law.

The measure passed 98-7.

Demonstrators hold up marijuana as they take part in a rally for the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Demonstrators hold up marijuana as they take part in a rally for the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City,…

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