León, Gto., (OEM-INFORMEX).- He came on stage, greeted the audience and paused. He put the microphone on the sofa and, facing the audience, took off the jacket that identified him as the president of the Fox Center, the also president of Mexico during the sexennium 2000-2006, Vicente Fox Quesada He happily wore the black shirt in which a leaf of the marijuana plant stands out in showy green tones. Calling for the regularization of cannabis, Vicente Fox’s speech began as part of the fourth edition of CannaMéxico, World Summit.
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“I’m going to take off my jacket, but it’s also a symbol that I’m temporarily leaving my face and my facade as a former president of Mexico for a few minutes. There, I’m also putting aside the presidency of the Fox Center, which we developed with Marta to be able to receive you all with ideas, thoughts, information, with the depth of the theme of leadership, that’s what we design in the Fox Center, ”began the former resident.
Since Fox got into the cannabis business, 16 years have passed. The former president paid attention to the sector after completing his term. Today, 150 stores under its Paradise brand already distribute products derived from the marijuana plant across the country. However, the laws did not allow him to go further.
“From here, I appeal to the federal Congress, an appeal to the federal government, an appeal to Cofepris, which is the regulatory agency of the Mexican government, to pay attention to this industry. Let them realize everything what we are losing in Mexico by not completing this process of legalization and regulation.
We are missing huge investments, we are missing the opportunity to research and develop medical products, health products, we are missing the opportunity to generate thousands of jobs, we are not missing the opportunity to drive growth economy by this economic sector. Finally. The call is to complete what has already begun, to complete the understanding that there is no mistake with this industry, today this industry has participants full of ethics, morality and full of desire to solve the health problems of many lives and many people”.
Fox said that CannaMexico aims to restore the reputation of the marijuana plant. He pointed out that in recent times the cannabis industry has been gradually taken away from the criminals and placed in the hands of businessmen, academics, researchers, farmers and the whole of society in general. The final step, the Guanajuato marijuana promoter said, is in the hands of the government for its legislation.
In the fourth edition of CannaMexico cannabis specialists from different parts of the world in the medical, veterinary, production and distribution will share this Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 their experience as promoters of a plant still banned for recreational use in the country. Moreover, the doctor Daniel Radio, head of the General Secretariat of the National Drugs Office of Uruguay, presented the results of the South American country since the regulation of cannabis.
“The call is to complete what has already begun, to complete the understanding that there is no mistake with this industry, today this industry has participants full of ethics, morality and full of the desire to solve the health problems of many lives and many people,” concluded the former president of Mexico.