Mexico poised to become world’s largest legal marijuana market

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View of a cannabis pantation outside the Senate's building in Mexico City on September 30, 2020. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP via Getty Images)

View of a cannabis pantation outside the Senate’s building in Mexico City on September 30, 2020. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP via Getty Images)

Mexico’s marijuana revolution is on display steps from the nation’s Senate, where for the last nine months activists have maintained a fragrant cannabis garden.

Each day, hundreds of people stroll amid a labyrinth of towering green plants, freely lighting joints and getting high.

Their wafting smoke is meant to serve as a reminder to senators, who have to walk through the plumes to get to work. Lawmakers have until Dec. 15 to pass pot legislation under orders from the Supreme Court, which two years ago struck down a marijuana ban as unconstitutional.

After decades of restrictive drug policies that fueled deadly cartel wars, Mexico is poised to become the biggest legal cannabis market in the world.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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