Mexican Congress Approves Use of Medical Marijuana

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Mexican Congress approves use of medical marijuana

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Mexico’s Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization in a country long scarred by warring drug cartels.

The bill sailed through the Senate in December and will now be sent to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is expected to sign it.

Recreational marijuana is still broadly prohibited in Mexico.

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