With Mexico on the verge of legalizing medical marijuana on a national level—not to mention Canada’s plan to roll out full federal legalization by July 1, 2018—the U.S. is seemingly lagging behind its North American neighbors on the path to marijuana reform.

HIGH TIMES Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko went on Cheddar TV this morning to speak at length about the new Mexican legislation, how legal pot in Mexico could impact the U.S. economy and why federal legalization trumps our current state-by-state model.

Watch the full segment above and make sure to tune into Cheddar’s live news network, where HIGH TIMES will be bringing you a weekly segment about all things pot.

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