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Mexican government plans to relax laws on marijuana

Politicians in Mexico have introduced a bill that would decriminalise marijuana.

The authorities say this is not legalisation and is aimed at breaking the power of the drug cartels.

Since former president Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drug cartels seven years ago, Mexico has seen huge gang related violence.

If passed, the proposals would create dispensaries selling marijuana and give people help for addiction rather than send them to jail.

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