With the current epidemic in full swing, it is likely that Mexico will delay voting to legalize hemp and marijuana. They have not officially announced a delay, but it is expected to be released very soon. That according to Luis Armendáriz, an attorney in Chihuahua, Mexico.
“My realistic expectation is that they only delay it for a month or two,” he said.
At the moment, Mexico’s Congress has a deadline of April 30 to legalize all forms of cannabis. The deadline was issued by the country’s Supreme Court. In 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to ban the personal use of cannabis.
Even without any delay it is still expected that it will take years for the Mexican Government to put all the regulations and programs in place for how they want hemp and marijuana businesses to sell cannabis products and grow in this burgeoning industry.