Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called for open international cannabis trade in his keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association this week. In his thirty-minute speech, Fox said he believed that Mexico and Canada could become the world leaders in both medical and recreational marijuana exports. To this end, he called forcannabis trade to be included under international agreements like NAFTA.
“Now this new, newly born industry, economic sector, is already larger in jobs, larger in sales … than many other economic sectors in many other industries, and it’s just the beginning,” Fox said. “Now (Mexico is) going to be an exporting economy, and that … should be one of the areas to negotiate in NAFTA.”