In early December, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. The bill sought to decriminalize marijuana nationally by removing cannabis from the federal government's list of controlled substances deemed to have a high potential for abuse.

A main concern for cannabis decriminalisation in Mexico is that the bill could find itself being sent back and forth between the two houses as concerns for how to properly implement a regulated cannabis market is still being thought out. Mexico has had a medical cannabis bill since 2017, but permitting its mainstream use is another matter entirely.

The war on drugs has revolved around Mexico to an unfairly high degree; most noticeably concerning the cultivation of cannabis. Regulating cannabis would be an enormous step in righting the wrongs of the war on drugs, but first it must be ensured that such regulations are written with Mexico's benefit in mind - for its people, economy, and health care system.