As tense NAFTA renegotiations put pressure on Canada and Mexico’s relationship, former Mexican president Vicente Fox thinks the two countries will soon be moving in the same direction – towards a legal cannabis market.

Within the next 18 months, Mexico could legalize recreational cannabis, Mr. Fox told The Globe and Mail on Thursday in Toronto, where he was attending a board meeting of Canadian-headquartered Colombian cannabis company Khiron Life Sciences Corp. He’s betting that the recent election of his long-time left-wing rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could prove to be a good thing for the cannabis sector.

“The new government is very liberal. Great positive attitude towards legalization,” said Mr. Fox, a centre-right figure who has become a vocal advocate of drug-policy reform since leaving office.

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