Mexico Supreme Court Says Ban on Recreational Marijuana Unconstitutional

Mexico Supreme Court Says Ban on Recreational Marijuana Unconstitutional

The court will leave it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.

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November 1, 2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.

 

Announcing it had found in favor of two legal challenges filed against prohibition of recreational marijuana use, Mexico’s top court crossed the threshold needed to create jurisprudence: five similar rulings on the matter.

 

The Supreme Court made its first ruling to allow a group of people to grow marijuana for personal use in November 2015.

 

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