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Legislator submits progressive ‘pot’ bill

Citizens in all 125 of Jalisco’s municipalities are to be polled on whether they believe marijuana use should be decriminalized.

The non-binding ballot will take place during the first week of September and is being organized by the State Electoral Institute (Instituto Electoral y de Participación Ciudadana or IEPC).

The poll was solicited by legislator Enrique Velázquez Gonzalez of the left-of-center Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), who this week sent a proposal to the State Congress that would permit the cultivation and use of marijuana for medicinal reasons, raise the amount of cannabis permitted for personal use from five to 30 grams and establish new programs and centers to attend to drug addicts.

The law would allow doctors in Jalisco to prescribe marijuana for various degenerative conditions, and allow individuals to grow up to five cannabis plants in their homes.

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