Juarez Pot Brownie Bust Possibly Sweetest Raid of the Year
Chihuahua state investigators are finally cracking down on the drug problem in Juarez. In an effort to show how serious they are they just completed their sweetest raid ever- the home of three women in the Infonavit Casas Grandes neighborhood who specialized in pot brownies. The three women sold their sweet, marijuana-laced confections on social media under the business name "Sweet Cannabis."
In an ad for the business, that was shared by the Chihuahua attorney general's office, the business advertised "Delicious brownies, muffins and cake pops with a special ingredient." The tipping point might have been that a marijuana leaf was part of the business logo. In their raid, investigators found food containers with the label "Sweet Cannabis" and a plastic bag with 15 grams of marijuana, as per The El Paso Times. The three women, who were between the ages 26 to 27, were arrested and await a court date.
Marijuana is still illegal in Mexico but is on the track to becoming legal as Mexico's Senate approved a bill on Nov. 19th for the national legalization of cannabis. However, before it can become law it must also be passed by the other body of the country’s Congress, the Chamber of Deputies. According to Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment, the legislation would "establish a regulated cannabis market in Mexico, allowing adults 18 and older to purchase and possess up to 28 grams of marijuana and cultivate up to six plants for personal use." Lawmakers will continue discussions on the legislation when they return to session in February of 2021. The Mexican Supreme Court has extended their deadline to reach an agreement to April 2021. In the meantime, stay away from pot brownies if you're in Juarez.
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