Mexico City (CNN)When Javier Zaragoza wakes up in the morning, he rolls a blunt for breakfast. He repeats it four times a day.
For the past five years, he's been growing six marijuana plants for personal use at his home in Chimalhuacán, State of Mexico.
"It feels right because it's for personal use. I don't have to buy it from organized crime," he told CNN. "And somehow people no longer see you as a criminal."
Soon, it may no longer be a crime. In April, Mexico's Senate is expected to approve a new law to legalize cannabis, two years after the country's Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to ban the drug.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has already signaled his approval of the bill.
The legislation is expected to allow adults from the age of 18 up to smoke marijuana, grow as many as eight plants for personal use, and carry up to 28 grams of pot. It will also provide licenses to cultivate, research, and export cannabis.
Zaragoza said that as soon as it becomes law, he will feel safer, "Sometimes I'm scared for the authorities, they can easily arrest me for these plants; this law would make me feel safer at home," he said.
The General Health Law in Mexico currently allows people to carry up to five grams of cannabis, but carrying more can be cause for prosecution.