In this panel, models of cannabis regulation and poppy regulation proposals were presented in different countries of the region, and an evaluation of the implementation from local to international was made.
Jenna Valleriani of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Cannabis Health and Education spoke about Canada’s experience in legalizing marijuana. He explained that his legislation provides for the control of the State of the possession, sale and destruction of this drug. Prevent protection of minors and legal possession amounts. Nothing catastrophic happened with this regulation, he said. To take a step like this it is necessary to have a good public education, work with civil organizations, generate indicators and measurements on the use of substances and their relationship with public health.
On the other hand, Shaleen Title, Commissioner of the Commission for the Control of Cannabis of Massachusetts explained that the legalization of drugs can not come without social justice.
The expert Catalina Pérez Correa, Researcher of the Center for Research and Economic Teaching (CIDE) said that in Mexico you cannot just legalize marijuana, we are not willing to accept damages derived from the prohibition of other substances. We must legalize marijuana, poppy, all under the protection of the State.
Yuritzia López Gómez: surgeon from Guerrero, explained that in this Mexican state for more than 40 years the poppy has been cultivated and more than one hundred thousand families, from a thousand 287 communities, depend on this activity. Since the authorities have tried to change economic activity but none is profitable or effective for farmers because of the orography and climate of the region. Therefore, the and peasants ask for the legalization of the poppy to ensure the price of their product and stop being victims of violence.