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AMLO Wants Mexico to Stop at Legal Pot Use and Not Allow Selling

  • Comments put a wrench in lawmakers’ bill to create an industry
  • Supreme Court lifted ban Monday against smoking marijuana
Cannabis plants growth at a Cannativa AC research lab in Mexico City, earlier in April.
Cannabis plants growth at a Cannativa AC research lab in Mexico City, earlier in April. Photographer: Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg
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Mexico’s president said he’s against the legal sale of marijuana, calling it “immoral,” the day after the Supreme Court removed a ban against its recreational use.

It’s the first time President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made his views so clearly known, contradicting some members of his cabinet and his own legislators in Congress, who’ve been working on a bill for months to create a cannabis industry.