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President Vicente Fox Wants To Legalize Cannabis

The former Mexican president is one of legal cannabis's most ardent supporters. He's also a stakeholder.

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This story appears in the December 2019 issue of Green Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Vicente Fox has “one specific purpose” these days: to end cannabis prohibition across the globe. His newfound passion for the cannabis industry has come as a surprise to many. As a former Coca-Cola executive turned center-right politician and president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, he was not particularly supportive of cannabis. But after learning about the health and economic potential latent in the world of cannabis, he quickly became not only an ardent industry supporter but also the only former head of state active in cannabis enterprises. In recent years, he has taken up positions on a number of cannabis companies’ advisory boards, including the parent company of the iconic publication High Times and Canada-based Khiron Life Sciences, a major industry force in Latin American markets.

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At this year’s Cannabis Dealmakers Summit in Dallas, we sat down with Fox to talk about where he sees weed going in his native Mexico, the future of legalization across the world, and his work with cannabis companies like Khiron. 

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