Mexico president following California marijuana vote - state lawmaker

If California votes to create a legal cannabis market, it would place great pressure on Mexico
Reuters (UK)
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico about a state measure to legalize recreational marijuana. A delegation of California Democratic lawmakers visiting Mexico talked for an hour with Pena Nieto. During the meeting, Pena Nieto brought up the November ballot measure without getting into details, California state Senator Ben Allen said in an interview. "But they're clearly paying close attention," he added. Pena Nieto has said the United States and Mexico should not pursue diverging policies on marijuana legislation.