The PSOE blocks the legalization of cannabis that we can promote, more country and its partners

You will still have to wait for the law that legalizes cannabis and equips its consumption to tobacco. The PSOE, PP and VOX have cut the passage to a law prop

The PSOE blocks the legalization of cannabis that we can promote, more country and its partners

You will still have to wait for the law that legalizes cannabis and equips its consumption to tobacco. The PSOE, PP and VOX have cut the passage to a law proposal presented by more country and that today has been discussed in the Congress of the Deputies. The position against socialists has been decisive because it prevents the initiative from being processed despite the fact that it is a regulation that also promotes usage and its partners.

This blockade of the PSOE does not close much less the debate that has been opened in Spain. And, the Congress constituted a Sub-Commission last week to study the medicinal use of cannabis. It is precisely the existence of this parliamentary forum to which the PSOE grabs to justify its vote against, because it says that it prefers that all discussion about the different parties and with experts is centralized there.

The Sub-Commission, which was approved in June and was constituted last week, was born with the aim of analyzing the consumption of cannabis for medical use. On the other hand, the proposition of law of more country, the Bottle party Errejón, raises a total legalization that took out this substance from underground and the "black market". This initiative would allow it to be smoked in a ludic and legal way on the street for those over 18 and that there would be specialized stores that would sell it.

As explained by Errejón when he presented the law proposal three weeks ago, this legislation would involve a legalization that would become cannabis in an economic sector, which would generate some 90,000 jobs and, at the same time, it would be an activity with an important capacity to collect taxes . About 3,000 million studies that cited the leader of the most country.

The PSOE spokesman at Congress, Héctor Gómez, has eager that the Subcommittee is the framework to discuss the matter but has opened the door that a broader interpretation can be made to address the recreational use of cannabis and not only the medicinal or therapeutic.

In any case, he has pointed out that from the PSOE they will not enter any "career" to seek headlines on who heads the initiative for a possible legalization of cannabis after there are three concrete proposals in this regard (more country, united we can and ERC ). "We are not going to participate in that drift for seeing who arrives before," he said at a press conference, because, as he has feed, "it is about legislate well and with the greatest consensus" of the camera and listening to the health authority.

The socialist deputy who has defended the No, Daniel Viondi, has opened the door to therapeutic use but not a full legalization, as proposed by more country. "We are not going to regulate cannabis as it arises, everything that deprives freedom to a person and personal autonomy of him, we do not consider freedom," he said. In the intervention he has made it clear that they consider cannabis as a "drug", of which there are no "good", and has warned that it causes mental consequences, especially in young people.

From United we can, Pablo Echaneique has been confident of being able to "convince" the PSOE in the future because there are "solid arguments" to move towards regulation in the mirror of some countries or some US states. At the press conference, he has considered that Spanish society is "mature" and that the cannabis industry is "pushing" and can generate jobs and billions of return to the tax via tax.

In addition to the support of the purple and partners of the Government such as ERC and Eh Bildu to an integral regulation, citizens is another of the parties that are in favor because it is "against the prohibition". "You do not have to frivolize with drugs," said Edmundo Bal, but cannabis has to manage from "the concept of freedom" individual of people.

Hours later, in the Plenary, Guillermo Diaz has criticized the "prevailing ostricitism" among the great parties to "not touch" this issue and has said, in allusion to the PP, that the vote demonstrates who has freedom "for principle" and " Who only a slogan saw in it. " However, he has regretted the "crazy cars race" between the left because the paternity of the cause given that has caused a law with important shortcomings.

Vox, who together with PSOE and PP will not, has pointed out that he does not want to do a "narco state" and has alerted the "multiple harmful effects" of marijuana: "Loss of memory, learning deficit and schizophrenia". "Maybe some of the symptoms that I am describing in people who have been able to see in this institution" has been given in this institution, "said Ivan Espinosa de los Monteros, alluding to deputies from Congress.

During the debate in full, Errejón has warned that the prohibition "is not working" to stop consumption, since "there is not a single Spanish that you want does not". That is why he has criticized that what is the current situation is to the "black market", where the mafias profit as it happened with alcohol in the time of the US dry law.

Thus, it has defended that the regulation will bring public health controls or that minors do not have access to cannabis. "In the park they do not ask for the DNI," she said.

The leader of the more country has intervened the PSOE "distressed" by his vote against and has reproached him that they are propitiating that a "historical opportunity" is lost. However, he has celebrated that the opening of this debate is in itself "a great step by freedom, for health and by economics."

For its part, the PP has accused more "irresponsibility" to more country for presenting the initiative and has recriminated to be in the "banalization of the risks" of drugs.

"Consuming drugs is not a basic freedom, but a public health problem," said Elvira Velasco, who has ended appealing to prevention as a way to avoid consumption.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 06:23

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