The regulation of marijuana in Congress would be pending again

A few days before the end of the ordinary period of sessions in the Congress of the Union, the regulation of cannabis and the appointment of INAI commissioners will remain pending; in addition to the arrival of the political-electoral reforms and the National Guard (GN).

According to the calendar approved in the Senate, only the ordinary sessions of tomorrow, Tuesday, and the day after tomorrow, Wednesday, remain to close the current period, which the Constitution establishes cannot be extended beyond April 30, and the appointment of two commissioners of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) and the legislation on the decriminalization of the recreational use of marijuana are ruled out due to the impossibility of consensus among the partisan parliamentary groups.

Between tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, as reported last week by Adán Augusto López Hernández, secretary of the interior, to Ricardo Monreal Ávila, president of the Political Coordination Board (PCB) of the upper house, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador would present before Congress of the Union its initiatives for constitutional reform in electoral matters and for the assignment of the GN to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), amendments that the head of the federal Executive announced since last year and whose proposals have not been formalized.

It is expected that the electoral presidential initiative would be sent to the lower house and the one corresponding to the GN to the Senate; If so, these two issues will be added to the long list of pending issues to be unburdened and specified by the senators.

Monreal Ávila, coordinator of the parliamentary group of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party, the majority political force in both legislative chambers, explained that the federal Executive is interested in the approval of some appointments and international treaties or agreements of the International Labor Organization ( ILO) that needs to be updated due to the validity of the new structure in labor matters in Mexico.

The senators of the PAN, PRI, PRD and MC parliamentary groups, which make up the self-styled containment bloc, have already made it clear that, as happened in the Chamber of Deputies last week, the electoral and GN reforms will also be scrapped. with their votes when they are submitted for discussion by the plenary chamber.


With few priorities at the door, the Chamber of Deputies is shaping up to close its regular session this week.

The Chamber of Deputies would only have as a priority the meeting with the teacher Delfina Gómez, head of the Federal Public Education Secretariat, in which it seeks to analyze the disappearance of the Full Time Schools program.

And it is that after the deputies of Morena and their allies failed to reach the necessary agreements to discuss and approve the reform in electrical matters, the federal government decided that the reform in electoral matters, which initially sought to be sent to San Lázaro , was delivered to the Upper House, given the polarization that exists among legislators.

Thus, prior to the closing of the ordinary period in the lower house, the president of the Political Coordination Board, deputy Rubén Moreira Valdez (PRI) announced that the meeting with the head of the SEP will only be among the priorities.

In addition to analyzing taking opinions to the plenary session that increases the productivity of the current legislature, by releasing the largest number of opinions, since there are about 60 in the Board of Directors.

Discussed issues

Among the issues analyzed and that generated controversy in the ordinary period of sessions in the Congress of the Union, which is about to end, the electrical reform in constitutional matters stands out, which failed to obtain a qualified majority.

Another matter that generated controversy was the approval of the decree of interpretation on the propaganda allowed by public officials for the promotion of the consultation for Revocation of Mandate, an exercise that ultimately did not reach the necessary vote to be binding, although the president obtained an endorsement of 90 % of votes cast. (With editorial information)

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