Mexico has, once again, extended its deadline to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. But, this time, the delay is because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and not lawmakers.
Initially, the Mexico Supreme Court gave senators a deadline of October 31, 2019, to legalize marijuana, Remezcla reported. Then, in October, the court gave lawmakers a 6-month extension—setting a new deadline of April 30, 2020—to have more time to draft the country’s new .
Now, due to coronavirus, it is expected that Mexican lawmakers will legalize cannabis during the next scheduled legislative session that starts on September 1 and ends December 15.