The The Senate of the Republic asked the government of Mexico City to intervene in the removal of the marijuana “plantón” which occupies the gardens outside the upper house since February 2020, which has been consolidated in recent months as a free space for consumption and exchange and even as a market.
“I do believe that It is time for the government of Mexico City to put special interest, because it is also affecting the pedestrian, it affects the pedestrian and affects all visibility also of the Senate ”, assured this Thursday the president of the Upper House, Eduardo Ramírez, in a press conference.
The call to the administration of Claudia Sheinbaum so that the site is no longer occupied in this way. They go to the site dozens of people daily and hundreds weekends. It is located on the corner of two of the most representative avenues from the capital: Insurgentes and Paseo de la Reforma.
The president of the Senate denounced that the site also presumes the sale of other types of substances beyond marijuana (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
I believe that if they want to continue on their path that this is regulated and passed, the space should be in San Lázaro, in a fair demonstration
And it is that the Senate approved in mid-November 2020, after months without finding consensus, the regulation and decriminalization of the recreational use of marijuana throughout the country, and sent the opinion to the Chamber of Deputies, which will discuss it next week and, where appropriate, will approve it with modifications.
“We have asked Mexico City to intervene. First with dialogue and in a second instance, that those who have the tools to apply the law, do it. But, firstly, it is a dialogue and inviting them, because this is already a space where the Senate has already complied, ”said Ramírez.
The Sheinbaum government has not responded to the Senate’s request to intervene, first with dialogue and, if necessary, force (Photo: Rogelio Morales / Cuartoscuro)
The president of the Senate assured that Citizens have already filed complaints against the sit-in, which among other things also planted cannabis plants in the gardens of the Upper House facade that have grown tremendously on the site.
“They are complaints from people who cannot get through at night. Sometimes there have been problems that arise and that put the integrity of the people who pass by at risk”, Said Ramírez. “So, I think it is a very fair request and that we are going to await the response of the government of Mexico City,” he added.
According to Ramírez, when people came to demonstrate, a little over a year ago, they did so “with a fair claim, with a legitimate cause: to regulate cannabis”, both in the medicinal part and in the recreational part. “We understood your request, however, this Senate complied, we legislated the matter, it was regulated and sent to the Chamber of Deputies,” he reiterated.
Cannabis was planted in the planters outside the Senate that have now grown excessively and neighbors report problems (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
“This legitimate demonstration ceased to have this authentic nuance and gave way to becoming a vintage on cannabis derivatives, cannabis itself. And good, It is information that we have, not with evidence, but it is already a sale of different narcotics and other types of derivatives”, He warned.
However, the Sheinbaum government has not given the Senate notice of what actions it could take, according to Ramírez. “Do not, They have not given us the answer, we will hope that they have a correct time and if not, we will insist again. It is illegalIt is illegal and I believe that the request must be made to the Chamber of Deputies ”, he added.
“I take this space to tell the Chamber of Deputies to legislate. We already deliberated, we bear the cost for those who criticized us, but we also understand the social reality of our country ”; Eduardo Ramírez concluded.
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