Mexico Will Follow Canada’s Lead on Cannabis, Former President Predicts

As tense NAFTA renegotiations put pressure on Canada and Mexico’s relationship, former Mexican president Vicente Fox thinks the two countries will soon be moving in the same direction – towards a legal cannabis market.

Within the next 18 months, Mexico could legalize recreational cannabis, Mr. Fox told The Globe and Mail on Thursday in Toronto, where he was attending a board meeting of Canadian-headquartered Colombian cannabis company Khiron Life Sciences Corp. He’s betting that the recent election of his long-time left-wing rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could prove to be a good thing for the cannabis sector.

“The new government is very liberal. Great positive attitude towards legalization,” said Mr. Fox, a centre-right figure who has become a vocal advocate of drug-policy reform since leaving office.

– Read the entire article at The Globe and Mail.

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