A broad debate will therefore be organized over the next few months in three stages:

1. A specialized consultation

Doctors, lawyers, social psychologists and other professionals with technical skills, will analyze the alternatives, benefits and consequences of moving from a system of prohibition to one regulating marijuana.

2. International debate

The final decisions we take as a nation in this matter, must necessarily consider international aspects and the consensus reached at the UN and other hemispheric forums.

3. New public policy design

Novel mechanisms for direct citizen consultation will be included. To this end, society must be given the arguments for and against each of the policies suggested.

What President Peña Nieto has proposed is the roadmap of the Federal Executive, to address an issue of utmost importance to Mexican society and the world.